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Question:
I'm a 54-year-old woman with diabetes. I was diagnosed in 2008 but I've been blind in my right eye since 1975. Over the years a cataract has progressed in this eye and has discolored my iris. Is there a contact lens that could be prescribed to match the color of my left? I prefer this option over eye removal and prosthetic replacement.

Answer:
A cosmetic colored contact lens could be used to make your eyes look more symmetric. It is important however to have an Eye M.D. ophthalmologist examine your non-seeing eye (as well as seeing eye) to determine the health of the eye and whether it is safe for you to wear a contact lens.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Feb 20, 2013

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