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Can contacs cause bad eye infections with lil white spot on colored part of eyeball inside?

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Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Corneal ulcer

A corneal ulcer is a not uncommon complication of contact lens use.
It is usually due to a bacterial infection and can appear as a white spot that is on the cornea in front oif the colored part of the eye(iris). This is a treatable emergency and you shoulod see an eyemd immediately. In sme cases it can lead to blinding complications due to scarring of the cornea or expansion of the infection.

In brief: Corneal ulcer

A corneal ulcer is a not uncommon complication of contact lens use.
It is usually due to a bacterial infection and can appear as a white spot that is on the cornea in front oif the colored part of the eye(iris). This is a treatable emergency and you shoulod see an eyemd immediately. In sme cases it can lead to blinding complications due to scarring of the cornea or expansion of the infection.
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
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Dr. David Sachs
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If not used correctly contact lenses can causes severe infections in your eye.
If you see a white spot in your cornea it may be a corneal ulcer which needs to be treated right away. See your eye dr especially if your eye is red, painful, or have decreased vision.

In brief: Yes

If not used correctly contact lenses can causes severe infections in your eye.
If you see a white spot in your cornea it may be a corneal ulcer which needs to be treated right away. See your eye dr especially if your eye is red, painful, or have decreased vision.
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Yes, and no. Yes contacts can cause bad infections, no its prob not on the iris but rather on the cornea which is the clear part of your eye that goes over your iris.
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes!

This sounds like a corneal ulcer.
The white spot is a cluster of bacteria and white blood cells, like pus in a skin infection. It is in the clear covering of the eye called the cornea. The colored part of the eye is the iris, it is really under the clear cornea inside the eye. You should immediately stop wearing the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist within 24 hours.

In brief: Yes!

This sounds like a corneal ulcer.
The white spot is a cluster of bacteria and white blood cells, like pus in a skin infection. It is in the clear covering of the eye called the cornea. The colored part of the eye is the iris, it is really under the clear cornea inside the eye. You should immediately stop wearing the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist within 24 hours.
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