Author Topic: Wearing Contact in Nonblinking Eye  (Read 1610 times)

robinstwo

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Wearing Contact in Nonblinking Eye
« on: October 05, 2008, 08:05:45 am »
I have been wearing contacts for 30 years and wear one in my good eye.  Haven't been brave enough to try it in my nonblinking eye yet.  I was wondering is anyone wearing a contact in their nonblinking eye and how far out from surgery did you start waering the contact in the nonblinking eye?
2.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/15/08
Translab Surgery 8/7/08, Emory Univ Hosp, Atlanta, GA, Dr Olson & Dr Maddox
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saralynn143

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Re: Wearing Contact in Nonblinking Eye
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 09:35:39 am »
I think this question is best put to your ophthalmologist, but the Bell's Palsy InfoSite has the following excerpt in their page on eye protection:

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CONTACT LENSES
Contact lenses are hydrophilic (hold water). They can provide a source of moisture directly over the cornea, and help protect the eye from injury due to debris. The eyelids help to hold a contact lens in place. If the lids become limp, contacts cannot be worn until function begins to return. Important notes of caution: Wearing the lens helps, but it is not a complete replacement for your tears - use plenty of saline or eye drops designed for use with contacts. At the acute stage, the eye can be so dry that it is impossible to keep a contact lens moist for more than a few minutes at a time. In this situation, contacts can not be worn.

**DO NOT LET THE LENS DRY OUT! A dry contact directly over the cornea is dangerous. This is very important - IF YOU CANNOT KEEP THE LENS MOIST, DO NOT WEAR IT! **

See http://www.bellspalsy.ws/eye.htm for more information.

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robinstwo

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Re: Wearing Contact in Nonblinking Eye
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 11:03:23 am »
Thanks for the link.  Guess I'll have to wait longer before I try. 8)
2.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/15/08
Translab Surgery 8/7/08, Emory Univ Hosp, Atlanta, GA, Dr Olson & Dr Maddox
Face and tounge not working right now.  Speech issues too.

 


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