Contact lens complications

A painful red eye in a contact lens wearer is a red flag for sight-threatening microbial keratitis.

A painful red eye in a contact lens wearer is a red flag for sight-threatening microbial keratitis.

The red, painful eye is a common presentation in the primary care setting. Contact lens wearers comprise a significant proportion of this group.

As of 2014, around 680,000 Australians between the ages of 15 and 64 wear contact lenses.1,2 Of these, 21.3 per 10,000 patients will develop complications related to contact lens wear each year.2,3

This typically occurs when contact lenses are not cared for meticulously. The severity of these

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