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Why Do Contact Lens Wearers Get More Eye Infections
Contacts: When a contact lens is worn, the eye is not getting as much ocygen. This low oxygen state is a perfect incubator for certain bacteria, such as pseudomonas. The bacteria grow close to the eye and are much more likely to penetrate the eye and hence, cause infection. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, since this makes infection even more likely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr. In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accidentally touch toilet water wif bare hands.Wash wif soap,30min later wash 2 times wif water.2hrs later wash wif soap,took off lens.Eye Infections?
Uncommon: Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection. The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more
I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.
How do I know if i need tear duct reconstruction? I think I have a blocked tear duct. I often have tears in my eyes that run down my cheeks, and sometimes i get eye infections. Am i a candidate for tear duct reconstruction surgery?
Am i still a candidate for lasik if I have some corneal scarring? If not, are there other options? I've had a number of eye infections over the years due to leaving contacts in too long. I'm told none are in my line of vision. Is there hope for me havi
It : It is still possible you may be a candidate for lasik; the only way to know if to have an examination to determine the extent of the scarring. Other options may be prk (surface laser treatment), at times this can hold less risk than lasik and help remove/reduce some of the scarring. Another option may be an insertable contact lens (visian icl). This is a permanent contact lens that is placed behind the color portion of your eye and in front of your natural lens. It is important you consult with a doctor who performs both of these procedures on a regular basis and has extensive experience. Your case is more complex, but you can have good results provided you see an experienced surgeon. If you would like a second opinion, call our office for a consultation, mention you asked a question on avvo and the staff will schedule you for a complimentary consultation. Normal consultation fee is $95. Learn more about the visian icl option at: www.Geticl.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just over bad cold virus; no fever, Sore throat, cough, eye infections, ear infection. Now I'm starting to get a sore throat again? Why would that be?
Possible reinfection: It is possible that you might have unfortunately caught another strain of cold virus or flu. Or this could just be a minor symptom reoccurance due to inflammatory products still running through your system (lets hope that's what this is). It is difficult to tell at this early time. What I would advise regardless of what this could possible be, is that you get a flu shot if you have not already. ...Read more
Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?
Took a trip to a waterpark and wore contact lenses. I got a bit of water in my eyes, continued to wear my contacts for several hours. Now I've scared myself by looking up things about parasites/infections. Eyes feel okay today but now I'm paranoid.
Answer: To put your fears at rest see a doctor ...Read more
I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?
Dry working place: By crew do you mean aircraft? If so, these are very dry atmospheres. You should apply a syrupy drop like Systane or Refresh prior to entering the work place. You can use ointment at night for sleep. Some get a little extra relief from daily ingestion of 2 tablespoons of Flax Seed oil. Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If these fail, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Classic treatment: Diluted boric acid is a classic treatment for eye infection. It is an effective eye wash and sometimes aids in the natural resistance to an eye infection. It is not an antibiotic and should not be used as a primary infection. Since most infections (pink eye) are viral, boric acid will not affect that as well. ...Read more
Contact Lens Use (Definition)
A contact lens is a thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the colored part of the eye. It may be used for corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. ...Read more
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