I have hereditary ectopia lentis, and my eyes get swelling and irritation on wearing contact lenses. Why?

Q. Do eyes get swollen and irritated on wearing a contact lens in ectopia lentis?

Answered by
Dr. Gopal R. Damani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 24, 2022 and last reviewed on: Aug 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 25 years old. I have ectopia lentis due to a genetic cause, and I used to wear contact lenses for six to seven hours for nine years. My doctors denied doing surgery when I got my eyes checked five years back. A few months before, I started having a burning sensation in the eye's lacrimal gland and swelling at the lateral side of the eyes. I used Tobrex antibacterial eye drops, but all in vain. Finally, I used artificial tears, which relieved the symptoms, but the infection came back when I wore contact lenses once a week. What should I do? Is it conjunctivitis or any viral or fungal infection?



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It may be allergic conjunctivitis due to your contact lens wear. Use copious lubricating eye drops and change your contact lenses. Keep strict hygiene with them.

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