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Can contacts cause blepharitis?

Is it possible to get blepharitis by wearing too much of contact lenses? Why or why not?
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  • Robert ja


    Blepharitis is inflammation of the rims of the eyelids which causes them to become red and swollen. There are a few possible causes for Blepharitis, the most common ones are acne rosacea,seborrheic blepharitis allergies or sensitivities to substances that come into contact with the lid margins like mascara, eye liners and contact lens solutions- some airborne allergens are even known to cause Blepharitis. In most cases, it is caused by the malfunction of the tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelids, where the eyelashes grow. From the facts mentioned above, we can say that wearing too much of contact lenses won't lead to blepharitis.
  • Charles Joseph


    Well, yes, wearing contacts can lead to blephariti. As we know that when you wear contacts too often, it is likely to have itchy eyes, red eyes. In some degrees, it can cause eye infection. In that way, it can lead to blephariti. So To treat it, the most important method for preventing eye infections is frequent, proper hand washing, and keeps your eyes from being infected, for our hands and fingers can carry bacteria that cause eye infections. Generally speaking, it is important for individuals to avoid touching their eyes unless their hands are clean. And then, you can put a damp, warm washcloth held over the infected eye a few times a day. In this way, it can help relieve swelling, itching and redness. Avoiding wearing contacts and eye makeup can be effective too. Anyway, just be careful about it. Or it can be dangerous.
  • Myra Taylor


    Yes, it is possible for you to get the blepharitis by wearing too much of contact lenses. If you wear the contact lenses for more hours a day, you may get the high possibility to get dryness and get inflammation. You could cause the blepharitis. It is an acute superlative inflammation eyelid of common glands and hair follicles eyelash. It is the bacterium that causes the inflammation in the eyes. You should treat it carefully. Or else, it may leave the scar in your eyes. You should use some eye drops to release the symptom. Or you could use some medicine to treat it to rid of the inflammation parts.

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