Recurrent erosion and contacts

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by lucy, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. lucy

    lucy Guest

    First, my question is, Is it wise to wear "prescription" contacts
    when you have recurrent erosion?
    Now the history. About 16 years ago I injured one of my eyes and got
    that treated. Then I started having pretty severe recurrent erosions.
    The drops and such didn't help. The opthamologist finally used a
    procedure that actually stuck a needle in my eye to promote some scar
    tissure and therefore anchoring the top layer down. Well that didn't
    work and he said to keep using the drops and ointments and in about 10
    years it would probably be gone. Well lo and behold my problem got
    better and better and now it is once in a blue moon that I have the
    problem and it is very minor. (takes about 15 minutes for the pain to
    My problem is that I wear glasses and work outside alot in the oh so
    humid south Texas and my glasses fog terribly and I can't see a thing.
    I want to go to contacts but I am afraid. Has anyone had any
    experience with contact wearing and recurrent erosion?

    lucy, Jul 11, 2006
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  2. lucy

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I have frequently used a contact lens as a bandage in severe cases of
    RCE. Hope that helps.

    Dr. Leukoma, Jul 12, 2006
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  3. lucy

    lucy Guest

    Thanks for the reply, I have read about people using contacts as a
    patch. I was just wondering if it would make my minor problem worse.

    lucy, Jul 13, 2006
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