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Eye redness, irritation, discharge, pain, white spots in eye. Corneal ulcer?

Hello. I ve been wearing my 2 week disposable contact lenses for months now and now my eyes are red and feels very irritating with a little bit of discharge , it is very painful. I also cannot seem to see properly in brightness esp the sunlight. Most importantly, I ve noticed a white spot on the black part of my eye. What is this? After looking online, there was one suggestion called corneal ulcer . If it is, is there full treatment and is there anything I can do on my own to try and treat it?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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When you wear contact lenses, you've decided to place a piece of material over your cornea, the clear part. That part gets it's oxygen from the air. But you've decided NOW it has to get it through the little plastic thingy or all the way from the sides of the lens where it pushes and pulls against the eye pulling fresh tears under the lens. Then your cornea can't handle the low oxygen and gets sick. A bacteria sets up shop in the defect and multiplies. IT IS AN INFECTION! AN ULCER
some of these can perforate the eye in HOURS!
TELL THEM YOU THINK YOU HAVE A CORNEAL ULCER AND AN SECONDARY IRITIS which is when there is inflammation INSIDE the eye which you manifest with the photophobia or fear of light....the light hurts the eye when the pupil gets small and pulls on the tissues which is inflamed from the corneal infection.
Over the counter stuff won't work. You need a strong antibiotic NOW.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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