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

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Published At July 24, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

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?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gopal R. Damani
Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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