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Question:
Can you wear contacts if you have blepharitis?

Answer:
Blepharitis is a very common, non-infectious inflammation of the eyelids that is bilateral (occurring in both eyes) and chronic (ongoing). Blepharitis responds to long-term treatment but relapses are common. With treatment, some people can wear contact lenses safely, sometimes. Every situation is different and therefore anyone experiencing this condition would need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

Answered by: Anne Sumers, MD Dr. Anne Sumers 

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Nov 11, 2013

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