Eye Care Expert Forum
Contact lenses after refractive surgery
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Contact lenses after refractive surgery

Are there any special concerns about wearing contact lenses after cornea surgery, specifically PRK and  limbal relaxing incisions? I am wondering about eye irritation problems or greater risks of eye infection because the contact sits on top of eye structures that have surgical scars.Thank you for your reply.
Related Discussions
284078_tn?1282620298
I don't forsee much of an issue as long as the contact fits properly, you wear it appropriately, don't sleep in it, and it has excellent oxygen permeability.  In the end, the final say so will come only from your personal ophthalmologist who will have to approve the use of the contact.  Don't do it on your own, that could spell big trouble.

MJK MD
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, Lost contact lens after prk surgery was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2078052_tn?1331936700
Doreen Fazio, M.D.Blank
Amerisight Institute and Valley Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1731421_tn?1358826971
Timothy D McGarity, M.D.Blank
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D. P.C.
Columbia, MO
711220_tn?1251894727
Ray T Oyakawa, MDBlank
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
1573381_tn?1296151159
Houman Vosoghi, MDBlank
Valley Eye Center/Darin Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank