Blurred Vision 3 Days After Using Contact Lenses In Many Years?
hello, before I was a contact lens user, it’s been around 4-5 years but first experienced this. so two days ago I came home from an event, when the trip home my right eye already felt bad. when I got home I opened my contact lenses and my eyes were red, although the redness was unnatural, I thought it was just a normal irritation so I dropped it with insto. but the next day, when I woke up my eyes were swollen, the redness did not decrease, then my vision blurred like a fog. Because of my panic, I went to the general practitioner, and was prescribed 500 mg of amoxycillin, 0.5% cendo fenicol, and diclofenac sodium. but the next morning the redness only decreased, but my eyes got more foggy so I went straight to dr. eye specialist. then prescribed 5 ml of tobrosan and dextamine. the doctor said I was experiencing fatigue and it had also been explained by the doctor why my vision could blur. After arriving at the boarding house I was browsing about this thing, it turned out to be the same as conjunctivitis, huh? (CMIIW), one of the causes is contact lenses and one of the symptoms is that the eyes are discharged. but my eyes did not come out of dirt, only tears were only the first and second days. It’s not that I doubt the doctor who has examined me, I just want to know the second opinion. Is it true that conjunctivitis symptoms do not always come out of dirt and the vision becomes blurry like fog? if there is another possibility, what about my eye and how is it treated. thanks.
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Contact lenses or soft lenses are one of the tools used for those with visual impairments, generally in the form of nearsightedness, as an alternative to using glasses. Apart from its use, it has only been used for several months or has been for years, it does not rule out that contact lens users can experience the harmful effects of using contact lenses.
Among the problems that can be caused by contact lenses are:
Allergic reactions in the form of itching, red and watery eyes vision becomes farsighted, swollen eyes, changes in the shape of the eye lining Dry, red, gritty feelings and pain Inflammation of the eyes The eyelids have infection, lumps and swelling appear
In your case, your step is very right by having your eyes examined by a general practitioner and then an eye specialist. Then it is also true that the eye is also called conjunctivitis and this condition is one of the conditions that is often encountered in contact lens users. The main sign of conjunctivitis is red and watery eyes, and it doesn't have to be accompanied by eye discharge. Apart from conjunctivitis, keratitis and dry eye syndrome are also often found in contact lens users.
Our advice is that it is your right to get a second opinion, but you should get your second opinion through an examination that is also carried out by other ophthalmologists. This is because we don't see the condition of your eyes, don't get enough information about your eye history so it's prone to misunderstandings. But apart from that, impaired vision is something to watch out for and we highly recommend that you return to check with an ophthalmologist if the condition does not improve within a few days.
Meanwhile, you should avoid using contact lenses and switch to glasses first, and if for one reason or another you have to use soft lenses, avoid using them while sleeping, limit them to a maximum of 8-10 hours a day, and always wash your hands before touching the lenses. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa