I have worn contacts for over 30 years until two years ago when I developed a bacterial infection and ulcers on my cornea. After that problem healed, I was diagnosed with Blepharitis. I tried to wear contacts again but one side of my eye or the other would become very red but not painful at all. I have not worn contacts now for probably a year and 1/2 and miss them dearly.
I have two questions:
Does Blepharitis cause infections or doesn infections cause Blepharitis?
and Can I ever wear contacts again?
Blepharitis causes infections (its like dandruff of the eyelids). Your chances of wearing contacts lens is small and gets smaller each year of your life. If you can't make your peace with glasses see an Eye MD about refractive surgery.
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