Keratitis is the most common eye infection from wearing contact lenses. When the cornea becomes
infected, in some cases, it can scar the cornea, affecting your vision or cause a perforation. Admission
for antibiotic treatment may be needed if a corneal ulcer is large. If antibiotic fails, corneal cross-linking
may be needed. If the cornea is severely scarred, a corneal transplant may be needed to eliminate
damage from the eye infection and have clear vision again.
General appearance of superficial punctate keratitis under slit-lamp examination
There are a number of things that can cause a contact lens-related infection. Some causes of infection
Symptoms of contact lens-related infections include:
Some contact lens-related eye infections can cause serious vision loss or even blindness. If you have any
of these symptoms, it is important to see your eye doctor as soon as possible.