Research, Technology

What terrible consequences can lead to wearing lenses?

According to the World Health Organization,Approximately 2.2 billion people in the world suffer from visual impairment. Some people prefer to wear glasses, but most people buy contact lenses. They are better than glasses because they are invisible and do not fog up in winter. There are both disposable lenses and options for longer wear. In none of them is it recommended to sleep and take a shower, but some people neglect these rules. But this can lead to serious health problems. In this article, we will talk about the terrible consequences of wearing contact lenses. First, there will be warnings from ophthalmologists, and at the end - horror stories from real life.

In some cases, contact lenses can cause severe damage to the eyes.

Content

  • 1 How to wear lenses correctly?
  • 2 Danger of contact lenses
    • 2.1 Corneal hypoxia
    • 2.2 Papillary conjunctivitis
    • 2.3 Mechanical damage to the eyes
  • 3 What can happen when wearing lenses?
    • 3.1 Lenses can get stuck in the eyes
    • 3.2 Bacteria can grow in lenses

How to wear lenses correctly?

In most cases, contact lenses are completelysafe. However, if you do not follow the rules of wearing. eyes can be seriously affected - the lenses fit snugly to the organs of vision, so this is not surprising.

Contact lenses should be worn wisely and nothing bad will happen

Here are some important precautions:

  • lenses are not recommended to be worn for more than 16 hours a day;
  • they need to be changed immediately after the expiration date;
  • Wash and dry hands before putting on and taking off lenses.
  • it is important to store lenses in a container with a special solution.

THERE ARE LENSES THAT CAN CLOSE OBJECTS. THIS IS HOW THEY WORK.

Danger of contact lenses

If the above recommendations are not followed, the following problems may occur with the eyes.

Hypoxia of the cornea

For the normal functioning of the eyes, it is necessary that theyreceived oxygen. The cornea of ​​the eye extracts it from the lacrimal fluid. Contact lenses are designed to provide the eyes with all the components they need to function, but when using an old pair of lenses, oxygen penetration may be impaired. With a lack of air, hypoxia occurs, which leads to blurred vision, and in severe cases, the death of corneal cells begins. So when buying lenses, you should make sure that they conduct air well. And when wearing them, they need to be removed regularly and give your eyes a rest.

It is important for the eyes to have access to oxygen.

papillary conjunctivitis

Approximately 2-3% of contact lens wearerspapillary conjunctivitis develops. This is the name of the inflammation of the inner part of the eyelid - something like cones appears there. As a rule, the disease develops due to the accumulation of lipid and protein deposits on the lenses. They lead to eye irritation and allergic reactions. To prevent this, lenses should be changed regularly and should not be used after the expiration date. It is also necessary to change the solution in which they are stored as often as possible.

Lenses should always be clean

Mechanical eye damage

Sometimes lenses can mechanically damage the corneaeyes. This can happen when the lenses are put on and taken off carelessly, if foreign bodies get under the lens and tears with other irregularities occur. In places of damage to the eyes, erosion occurs and all this is accompanied by lacrimation, blurred vision and, in general, unpleasant sensations. Usually, after removing the lenses, erosion heals quickly.

Torn lenses should not be worn on the eyes

IMPORTANT: FOR ANY UNPLEASANT FEELINGS IN THE EYES, IT IS NECESSARY TO CONSULT A DOCTOR.

What can happen when wearing lenses?

In some cases, the lenses can get stuck in the eyes and even cause blindness. Here are some of those stories.

Lenses can get stuck in your eyes

Some people are afraid that the lens might get stuck ineyes. This can really happen if it has dried up and a person rubs his eyes. Contact lenses usually roll under the upper eyelid and come out on their own. But sometimes this does not happen and you have to go to the doctor.

If worn incorrectly, lenses can actually get stuck in the eyes.

In 2017, a 67-year-old woman contactedhospital for cataract surgery. Doctors noticed that her eyes were set too deep inward, and the patient herself said that she could not see well with her right eye. Upon examination, it turned out that it was behind this eye that she had accumulated 27 contact lenses! The woman felt discomfort, but thought it was just from old age. The lenses were removed and she felt much better.

Lenses removed from the eyes of a 67-year-old woman

Bacteria can grow in lenses

Swimming in contact lenses is strictly prohibited.In 2019, a 41-year-old woman went to the hospital after suffering from poor vision and discomfort for more than two months. On examination, it turned out that her left eye had become completely blind. And all because while taking a shower, the amoeba Acanthamoeba entered her cornea and damaged her organ of vision. Fortunately, after medical treatment, the woman underwent a corneal transplant and her vision improved, at least slightly.

Fortunately, the woman's eyes were saved at least partially.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL IN ZEN. THERE YOU WILL FIND ARTICLES THAT ARE NOT OUT ON THE SITE - HERE IS ONE OF THEM.

Perhaps after this article you have newphobias. But do not worry - if you follow the rules for wearing lenses, everything will be fine. We have an article about why eyes have different colors, I recommend reading it.