Contact lens problems

Background

  • Mechanisms of complications include[1]:
    • Direct trauma
    • Decreased corneal oxygenation
    • Reduced corneal/conjunctival wetting
    • Allergic/inflammatory responses
    • Infection

Clinical Features

  • Presentation of various problems may be complicated by hypoesthesia in chronic contact lense wearers

Differential Diagnosis

Contact lens wearers are at increased risk of:

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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Authors:

Claire