I have not been wearing contacts for more than 6 years now. I started when I was about 16 years old and fully stopped when I was 19 years old. So about a total of 4 years of contacts. When I was 18 years old I wore my monthly contacts for more than 2 months which towards the end of the 2 months. The contacts caused irritation in my eyes. This is when my eyes started to get red and I became unable to have a contact lens in my left eye due to discomfort. But doctors did not find anything wrong. I noticed some new blood vessels on the white of my eye at that point. What I wonder about now is if the new blood vessels were created by lack of oxygen or by the irritation? No doctor has ever told me that I have blood vessels on the cornea itself, I'm referring to red blood vessels on the white part of the eye.
Decreased oxygen and irritation can certainly cause more blood vessels to grow on the cornea, and increased redness. It sounds like you are experiencing contact-lens intolerance, which would respond to decreased weartime, mild steroid drops, or a change in contact lenses. Make sure you have an EyeMD seeing you in addition to your optometrist.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.