Can trachoma wear contact lenses?
Trachoma is a chronic infectious conjunctival keratitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. The most obvious symptom is the appearance of granular substances on the conjunctival surface. Long course of treatment of trachoma can cause dry itching, fear of light and tears and other physical symptoms, but also cause vision loss, trichiasis, corneal turbidity and other diseases.
Because trachoma is also a kind of eye infection, in order to ensure the therapeutic effect, it is not recommended to wear contact lenses. Trachoma can cause foreign body sensation and itchy symptoms, even if you can barely wear contact lenses will be very uncomfortable. If there is myopia or astigmatism at the same time, the corneal metabolic function is relatively weak, which is not conducive to the recovery and treatment of eyes under the stimulation of contact lenses.
In fact, contact lenses have high requirements for eye health. Besides trachoma, other types of eye diseases are not suitable for wearing contact lenses. Otherwise, in the process of contact with the cornea, contact lenses will double the damage to the cornea, leading to keratitis and conjunctivitis. Therefore, before the first matching, we must do eye disease investigation, follow the doctor's guidance, confirm that the eye conditions meet before matching.
Environmental factors should also be taken into account when wearing contact lenses. In Sandy and dusty weather, the incidence of trachoma also rises. If the environment is not suitable, try to avoid using contact lenses. Once dust foreign bodies enter the eyes, the stimulation caused by friction will not only cause eye pain, but also cause bacterial infection.
Trachoma is a refractory eye disease, once the disease must be treated as soon as possible. For health reasons, it is recommended that trachoma patients choose safer and more reliable frame glasses instead of contact lenses. If the condition of trachoma is serious and difficult to improve through drugs, it needs to go to the hospital for surgical treatment.