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Can contact lens slip back and be stuck behind the eyes?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

The conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the eye) forms a continuous layer with the inside of the eyelid called the septum. This makes it impossible for a foreign object to get behind the septum to the back of the eyeball.

In brief: No

The conjunctiva (the membrane that covers the eye) forms a continuous layer with the inside of the eyelid called the septum. This makes it impossible for a foreign object to get behind the septum to the back of the eyeball.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

The surface lining cells of the eyeball and lids are one continuous layer several tissue layers thick.
This prevents a contact lens from getting beind the eyes.

In brief: No

The surface lining cells of the eyeball and lids are one continuous layer several tissue layers thick.
This prevents a contact lens from getting beind the eyes.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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