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Redness in eye, sensitive to sunlight, put dried out contact lens in eye. Help

Hi. Can anyone help me? I have a question about my eye. My contact fell out the other day in school. It sat about 15 minutes and was dried out. I can t see without them and didnt have my glasses so I had to put it back in. Now two days later my eye is red. It looks exactly like pink eye but there is no discharge . It s also sensitive to sunlight. Is it pink eye or something else?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
As Dr. Sadiq has mentioned its not a good idea to wear a CL which fell down and got dried up.It's better to dispose it off and buy a new one.
Now, either you have developed a severe allergic conjunctivitis or an infective conjunctivitis.I am more concerned about your Cornea ,the transparent part of the eye as damage to this layer causes sensitivity to light.
So,stop wearing the CL even if your redness is gone, get an eye examination done, make sure your Cornea is alright and then start resuming the CL wear. Since damage to the Cornea , if deep, causes an irreversible scar, I would suggest you not to start on any OTC eye drops and consult at the earliest.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi Dear thanks for your question ,your wearing contact lenses and your lens fell dawn and you remain without them for 15 minutes,and then used them without washing with antiseptic and drying .Dear you have got conjunctivitis by wearing infected contact lens ,your advised to wear your glasses and put steroid antibiotic eye drops into your eyes till infection and inflammation subsides ,wash your contact lenses with antiseptic lotion dry dry them ,and once there is no infection and inflammation in your eyes only then wear your contact lenses
Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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