Contact Lens Complications
Contact lens related complications can range from mild and self limiting to severe and sight threatening, which require rapid diagnosis and treatment to prevent vision loss. Millions of individuals wear contact lenses, so even a small percentage of complications can constitute a significant public health problem. Contact lens complications are as varied as they are common. They can involve the lids, conjunctiva as well as the layers of the cornea such as the epithelium, stroma, and endothelium. As we review the complications we’ll group them to which anatomical structure is primarily effected.