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Can I wear contacts if I have a corneal scar on one of my eyes?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The contacts have to be fitted properly.
Sometimes contacts are the best way to improve vision after a corneal scar. Other times, the scarring is too much so that no contact lens can properly fit the curvature.

In brief: Yes

The contacts have to be fitted properly.
Sometimes contacts are the best way to improve vision after a corneal scar. Other times, the scarring is too much so that no contact lens can properly fit the curvature.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Helpful

If a lens can be fitted, and there is not a dense scar blocking light from entering the eye, than contact lenses can be worn comfortably and even improve vision.
The increase in vision is because a rigid gas permeable contact lens can 'float' over the irregularity of the scar, giving a smooth focal surface for better vision.

In brief: Helpful

If a lens can be fitted, and there is not a dense scar blocking light from entering the eye, than contact lenses can be worn comfortably and even improve vision.
The increase in vision is because a rigid gas permeable contact lens can 'float' over the irregularity of the scar, giving a smooth focal surface for better vision.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

In fact, a rigid gas permeable lens may be able to correct the vision loss that is due to irregular astigmatism.

In brief: Yes

In fact, a rigid gas permeable lens may be able to correct the vision loss that is due to irregular astigmatism.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Dr. Christopher Hood
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