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Contact lens complications
Many people wear contact lenses without knowing the complications that may arise. These complications can be caused by many factors including dry eyes, poorly fitted lens, overwear or abuse of the lenses. Affected parts include the eyelid, conjunctiva and cornea. Common symptoms are pain and irritation on the eyes. Below are some common contact lens complications many lens wearers might not know.
1. Giant capillary conjunctivitis is a common contact lens complication. It involves the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The condition is caused by irritation of the tarsal conjunctiva of the upper lids. Pre-disposing factors include poor cleaning, thick or rough contact lens edge, heat sterilization and prolonged use of the contact lenses. Symptoms of giant capillary conjunctivitis may include contact lens irritation, itching, burning and mucous discharge.
2. Contact Lens Acute Red Eye (aka CLARE) is an inflammatory reaction of the cornea and conjunctiva. This condition … Read more