Red Eye On The Outer Edge Due To Prolonged Contact Lenses?
Good evening. I am sharon, who uses soft lenses almost every day for work. But now the outer edge of my right eye is reddish again. And when I touch the outer eyelid, it hurts a little. The reddish color is only on the outer edge of my right eye, for the inside end of my right eye and my left eye there is no problem. Can you tell me what happened to my eyes? And how to cure it. Does this affect the use of contact lenses? Thank you🙏🏻
Good evening, thanks for the question
If you experience red eyes when using contact lenses, these conditions need to be wary of. Red eye can be caused by prolonged use of contact lenses or other conditions. Toxins produced by normal bacteria in the eye that should be washed out by tears, then actually bonded with contact lenses that are used for too long. Some of the causes of red eye include:
1. History of allergies.
2. Giant papillary conjuctivitis, which is an allergy caused by inflammation due to foreign objects including contact lenses.
3. Corneal ulcer, this condition is characterized by glare, blurred vision, pain. This condition must be treated immediately because it can cause vision problems.
4. Dry eyes syndrome, characterized by complaints that the eyes feel dry, sandy, or painful.
5. Poor contact lens quality.
6. Allergy to lens contact cleaning fluid.
If red eye complaints tend to persist, you should do further consultation with your doctor for an examination. Temporarily stop using contact lenses, especially if you are accustomed to using it for a long time, and switch to using glasses.
That's all, hope you can help