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HomeAnswersOphthalmology (Eye Care)lens subluxationI am a 25-year-female with ectopia lentis, and in recent months, I have felt pain and irritation in my eyes on wearing contact lenses. Kindly help.

Why do my eyes get pain and swelling while wearing contact lenses in ectopia lentis?

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Published At July 24, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 25 years old female. I have ectopia lentis due to a genetic cause, and I am myopic. I wear heavy glasses and contact lenses. My doctors denied doing surgery to fix the subluxation of the natural lens. A few months ago, I felt irritation in one eye due to wearing contact lenses. It was a burning pain. I used artificial tears and wore contact lenses at the workplace for four or six hours. Then I did not wear them for one week. After that, only once a week I wear them, but I feel a severe burning pain. I used Tobrex eye drops, an antibiotic, but I felt relief when I used artificial tears drops only. My irritation went away for some days. Then I felt a slight pain in the nose, and again irritation started in the eyes without wearing contact lenses. Again I used artificial tears. After a week, I had to wear lenses and felt severe pain. Eye swelling as usual, but this time I feel pain around the side of the temporal bone and side of the ear just above the TMJ. I am so scared of all this. Maybe I spend too much time on mobile, so the pressure increases in the eyes and affects healing. I feel good after taking a rest.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If you have good vision with spectacles and contact lenses, surgery for ectopia lentis can be denied. Since you are wearing contact lenses, you must strictly adhere to good hygienic practices as any breach can lead to corneal infection and dry eyes. Are you using daily wear, fortnightly, or monthly disposable contact lens? You can change to a new pair of lenses. If your symptoms persist even after not wearing them for one week, you need to consult a nearby ophthalmologist and undergo a slit lamp examination of the cornea. Until then, you can use Refresh tear (carboxymethylcellulose) eye drops - one drop daily for four times.

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

Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi
Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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