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If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

With advice: A corneal ulcer is a patch of bacterial growth on the surface of the eye, most commonly underneath a contact lens which makes a terrific incubation chamber. If you suspect this, take out the lens and see your ophthalmologist right away as you will need antibiotics and follow up. You can go back to contacts when it is healed; let your ophthalmologist tell you when that has occurred. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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My doctor said my corneal ulcer was healed & can go back wearing contacts but when i go back to wearing contacts, it get red again.What possible reason?

My doctor said my corneal ulcer was healed & can go back wearing contacts but when i go back to wearing contacts, it get red again.What possible reason?

Recurrence?: You could have a recurrence of the ulcer or you may need to decrease your wear time. I would make a appointment asap with your eye doctor to rule out ulcer which is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What happens when you have contacts and a corneal ulcer?

What happens when you have contacts and a corneal ulcer?

Not good: A corneal ulcer is a patch of bacterial growth on the surface of the eye, most commonly underneath a contact lens which makes a terrific incubation chamber. If you suspect this, take out the lens and see your ophthalmologist right away as you will need antibiotics and follow up. ...Read more

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Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

Yes, BUT: Only with the say-so of your cornea specialist. This is a very complicated issue and one that you should not pursue without sound advice of your particular situation. ...Read more

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Are there any after effects of a corneal ulcer? Can I wear contacts again after it heals?

Can be a problem: If the ulcer is treated properly it should heal nicely. The only long term effects come about if the ulcer was dead center in which case the vision will be disturbed. If off to the side, then you should have no problems. You can wear contact lenses after healing but keep to the cleaning and replacement schedule to prevent ulcer formation. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of corneal ulcer among people who wear contacts?

What is the frequency of corneal ulcer among people who wear contacts?

Increased : The annual rate of corneal ulcers related to contact lens use is 0.04% (4/10, 000) with daily wear lenses, and 0.21% (21/10, 000) with extended wear lenses. If you sleep in our lenses, no matter what brand, you are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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How common is corneal ulcer among people who wear soft contacts?

How common is corneal ulcer among people who wear soft contacts?

Rare, but it occurs: A corneal ulcer in soft contact wearers is rare, however it can occur. The risk factors are poor hygiene, swimming, and sleeping in contacts. ...Read more

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Told yesterday I have corneal ulcer from contacts. Tiny white spot not on iris. Treating with drops. Now have stye on same eye on bottom lid. Worry?

Ulcer is serious: A corneal ulcer can be a potentially sight-threatening problem and should be considered as a serious eye infection. Stop the contact lenses and follow your Eye M.D.'s treatment recommendations exactly. The stye is pretty much self-limited, and will be effectively treated with the antibiotic drops you are most likely using for the corneal ulcer. Also do hot compresses to the lids four times a day. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

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Corneal Ulcer (Definition)

A cornea ulcer refers to an infection on the cornea that can be due to ...Read more