Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

Using monthly disposable contact lens. Having eye infection, redness, dry eye. Stopped using lens. Advice?

I am using monthly disposal contact lens for many years. I recently suffered from eye infection. eyes become red can see the never very clearly kind of fungal or bacterial infection . so i stopped using lens for a month now. But my eyes are not like normal before always feel dye eye and not burning sensation. please advice.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  58
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Mr.Anandanandhann,

You have developed , Contact lens irritation. Symptoms of Contact lens irritation are dry eyes, blurring of sight, and a constant feeling that there is something in your eye.

You probabaly have been using your lenses for longer than recommended or not cleaning your lens properly.

Any kind of negligence, letting the lens dry out, failing to wash your hands before placing the lens or not rinsing them properly in solution causes discomfort and irritation.

Eye infections caused by the bacteria by contact lenses can potentially be quite serious. If left untreated, an eye infection could even be sight-threatening.

You need to stop using your contact lens for an extended period of time.
Change the type of contact lens you have been using.
Have your refraction (Power) checked.
Could also consider laser eye surgery as a permanent solution to contact lens discomfort.

Hope your query has been answered.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor