Archive for April, 2012

Red Ring Round Iris after Wearing RGP Lens

I wear a Jupiter contact lens on my left eye to correct my keratoconus ( PMD). The lens is basically a very large RGP contact lens.. sometimes called a semi sceleral lens.
I have notice lately that my lens can be a bit painful and at night when I take lens out there is a red ring around one side of my iris- like popped blood vessels. Its gone in the morning.

I have appointment with fitter next month and hopefully they can help me with the issue. I do notice that it is worse when i take allergy medication so I think it may be related to dry eyes.

Argh. I suffer from terrible allergies in the spring. One of the worst things is that when I take an allergy pill my eyes dry right up and my hard contact lens becomes almost unbearable to wear.
I have been takingClaritin the (generic version is Loratadine. I was at my sisters last week and she only had Reactine ( called Zyrtec
in the States) generic name Cetirizine, and I took that- I noticed a big difference- my lens was not nearly as uncomfortable.
The difference was quite noticeable.

What I also do to relieve the pinching feeling I get is remove lens throughout the day and put fresh saline into the lens. This helps somewhat.
I am starting to think I need a new lens.
If you have any tips for wearing hard lens and allergies would love to hear them.