Red Eyes, Pain, And White Lines Appear After Wearing Contact Lenses?
permission to ask. I am a minus contact lens user, but I rarely use it at certain times of the day. So on the 26th I used a soft lens and on the 28th night suddenly my eyes were red and sore and on the 29th in the morning my eyeballs had a white line. Is it the influence of the contact lens and is it dangerous? Please give the best answer.
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Reddened, painful eyes, and appearing white lines after using contact lenses should not be considered a trivial condition. It could be, this indicates an inflammation of the cornea of the eye, also known as keratitis. Often times, keratitis occurs as a result of corneal infection, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, which enter through contact lenses that are not properly maintained. It could also be, this condition occurs due to prolonged use of contact lenses, mechanical injury to the cornea of the eye, or the eye having ingested contaminated water. Not only red and painful, keratitis can also make eyes watery, blurry vision, more sensitive to light, and feel blocked.
In addition to keratitis, your complaints may also occur due to other causes, such as conjunctivitis (inflammation of the clear membranes of the eye), pterygium (eye lining that occurs due to exposure to UV rays and dry air to the eyes which triggers excessive conjunctival growth), endophthalmitis (inflammation of the eyeball) , trichiasis (ingrown eyelashes), traumatic cataract (clouding of the eye lens due to mechanical trauma), and so on.
The danger or absence of your condition should be determined by direct examination by an ophthalmologist. Therefore, before the complaints get worse, you should visit the doctor directly at the nearest health facility. If it is true that the cause of your complaint is keratitis, then generally treatment will be given by administering drugs according to the cause of the keratitis.
In the meantime, you should not use contact lenses just yet. If indeed you have myopia (minus eyes), first correct your visual disturbances by using the appropriate minus glasses. Protect your eyes from getting dust, pollution, or other irritating substances into your eyes. Avoid rubbing or handling your eyes excessively with dirty hands. So that the eye is not too inflamed, put artificial tears and compress the eye with warm water while lying down. In addition, to prevent keratitis in the future, you should take good care of your contact lenses, namely by:
Only use contact lenses as recommended by your doctor
Avoid using expired contact lenses
Wash and clean contact lenses regularly with a proper cleaning liquid
Do not reuse contact lens cleaning fluid that has been contaminated or has been used before
Get in the habit of washing your hands before and after handling contact lenses
Remove contact lenses while sleeping
Hope it helps ..