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Scratched Eye and wearing contacts

I scratched my eye this evening taking off my contact.  I now have a red "blood spot" on the white part of my eye, however, I have no pain and no vision problems.  I need my contacts to drive and must go to work over the weekend while my Dr.'s office is closed.  Is it o.k. to put a contact on this eye?

Thanks so much for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated!

Denise0101
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If you have pain or discharge or blurred vision I would leave the contact out and see an ophthalmologist.  If the eye feels great, sees normally and everything is OK except for a small bloody red spot on the white of the eye like a small hemorrhage, you might be able to wear your contact but, of course, I am not there to look at you.  Use your judgement and if you have any discomfort or pain, or vision loss, see ophthalmologist right away and don't use contact.

MJK MD
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This happened to me before.  The redness will usually go away in the next few days or so.  It is not a good idea to wear your contacts until then. (I know, I know, I totally hate wearing my ugly thick glasses but got to do the right thin).  Best of luck!
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