Contact lens

What is Contact lens?

A contact lens is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons.

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hello sir,
I've been wearing contact lenses for about 2 months. After about 2-3 days of continued usage, I get redness in my eyes, especially the right eye.
What could be the issue?

Regards,
XXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Dry eye with contact lens.

Detailed Answer:
Problem with contact lens is dry eye. It should not be used continuously for long time. Must remove at bed time. Now you should remove it for few days. Apply Refresh eye tear drop 3 times daily. Use specs for 7 days. After 7days when you...

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Hi, I have specs with the power of +1.75 around. For one of function I dont want to use specs hence I want to go for contact lenses. Hence for usage of 1 week, which brand's contact lenses will you recommend considering that I will be using contact lenses for the 1st time

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Bausch and lomb soft lens.

Detailed Answer:
Bausch and lomb is one reputed contact lens brand. You can try it both XXXXXXX as well as online. Make sure you follow instructions while using it. And also make sure you follow strict personal hygiene.

There are disposable lens available...

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Hi doctor my 8 month old baby swallowed a contact lens of mine. It was dry and not properly disposed of. She coughed and choked for a few seconds. My question is since contact lenses,once wet stick adhere to basically any surface, can it adhere to the mucosal lining of her esophagus and not pass? What about her stomach or intestines. I am very concerned.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Contact lens

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
The most important thing about any ingested substance is that it doesn't go into the lungs. Based on the history, it appears that the lungs are safe.
Weather in the esophagus or the stomach or intestine, the...

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my contact slid in my eye and got stuck under my eye lid for about 10h when i finely got it out it was covered with light yellow stuff. should i be worried?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to worry but need antibiotic eye drops.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

Iam Dr. DADAPEER K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that contact lens got stuck in the lower eye lid and stayed there for...

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Hi,
I wear prescription spectacles, and also wear Contact lenses.
so while the specs are perfect in terms of comfort of vision, but my contact lenses (which i normally wear all thru the day) are not so correct, sometimes at some distances the images are slightly blurred, or not sharp when u suddenly look at someone at distance.
my vision is -5.5 on both eyes with a 180Degree in axis, the doctor had suggested that i go for -5.00 contacts, but those were not sharp, so i shifted to -5.25 power lenses, but still sometimes the same sharpness is missing.
i read in the internet that contact lens power will be less than the prescribed specs power, but should i buy -5.50 lenses next time ? or keep using -5.25 lenses.
please advice.
--Deepan

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
5.25 contact lens power is right.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic

I am Dr. Dadapeer K an ophthalmologist and I will be answering your question.

I reviewed your history and the reports attached with the question.

Yes you are right that contact lens power is less...

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Hi Dr,

I have an eye sight, i have done the eye test today & the glasses which i am using as below given power lens

Right EYE SPH is -1.50, CYL is 0.0 and AXS is 180

Left EYE SPH is -1.25 CYL is 0.0 and AXS is 180

Please suggest me i wanted to go for LASER Treatment

Thanks you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Refractive error specs contactlens optionand refractive surgeryare open.

Detailed Answer:
You are myopic and defect is only spherical. No astigmatism or cylindrical defect.In my opinion you can very well go for laser. It is ideal and laser will be successful. For any refractive...

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Respected Sir, I have different cylindrical power in my eyes. In right eye, it is BC 8.5, spherical 0, AX 90
CYL -2.75

In left eye, it is BC 8.5, spherical 1.0, AX 90, CYL -1.75

IS IT ADVISABLE TO GO FOR LASIK TREATMENT ? I AM OF AGE 24

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lasik is the treatment of choice

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that LASIK is the right choice of treatment for you.

In case you choose not to go for LASIK, the next choice...

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Is there an approprate over the counter eye medication for an eye nfecttion associated with contact lens use, The eye is red (like pink-eye) with a slight scratchy sensation and very slight ocular pressure. I'm traveling and not where I can reach my ophthalmologist . Under the circumstances I am trying too determine iff there is an over-the-counter antibiotic available?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You need to use antibiotic eye drops.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

I am Dr Dadapeer k an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.
I reviewed your history.
It seems from the history that you are having redness of the eye following use of...

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The other night I fell asleep with my contacts in. I took them out the following morning. All that day I had a red ring around my iris and a burning sensation. Now on day 2 the eye is still red, not burning anymore, but is very light sensitive. Is it possible I scratched something when taking the lens out?.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This is contact lens related corneal damage.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care Magic
Iam Dr. Dadapeer K. an Ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

It seems from the history that you slept overnight with contact lenses, following this you are having...

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Hi there,
I wear contacts every day. This evening my right eye started to bother me a bit so I took off my contact lense in order to feel better but the opposite happened. When I took off my right contact lense, my eye felt worse and hurts to blink. My eye hurts so much when I blink that I decided to put back my right contact lense and now I can at least blink without any issue. I don't know the cause of this or what to do to make my eye better. Do you have any suggestions? Please help. Thank you. Anna

doctor1 MD

Hi your contact lens give you infection, remove the lens so that eyes can breath then contact eye doctor for treatment or it can ruine your eyes.

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Recent questions on  Contact lens

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i have just returned from visiting my 22 year old daughter, who works on a cruise ship. she has had red eye complaints for about 4 months, She wears contact lenses, and changes them regularly. She also has had about 2 months of blood in and around her stools, with white spots like mozzarella cheese. she refuses to see a ship doctor and wants to wait for 2 months before she comes home. Could this be serious?

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I have, on my right eye only, a sticky, clear film. The firm collects in the corner of my eye and turns red/brown overnight. My contact lenses aren't wearing as well because they want to creep up slightly over my iris . Again, right eye only.

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I started wearing a contact lens in my right eye this past April.My eye specialist suggested that we use the Galilian (spelling?) telescope strategy to correct sight problems in my right eye. Shortly after starting to use the contact lens/solution/Blink; I started having unexplained muscle and joint pain in my legs/back/neck. Could this be a sign of an allergic reaction to either the lens itself or the ingrediants of the solution?

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My eye lids and surrounding eye socket have been very red and sore and also very dry with flakey skin on them. My doctor thinks it may be an alergy causing eczema. I normally wear daily disposable contact lens but have refraind from wearing them or make up for 2 weeks, but there is no improvement. I have been applying the cream the doctor has given me. This has been going on for 2 months, sometimes almost getting better for no apparent reason. I take 20 mg statins daily. I am now wondering whether I forgot to take out my contacts 2 months ago!! hat would the symptoms be, how would I know if this had happened. I have been wearing daily disposables for almost 20 years.

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