After a fun 4th of July weekend at the lake, I fell asleep in my contacts on the last night. Big mistake! I woke up at 3a.m. and realized this. I hurried to the bathroom and took them out but the all-day swimming, canoeing and fishing had sealed the contact to my eye causing bacteria to create an ulcer (or "infiltrators" as one doctor called them). I can't explain how uncomfortable it is: pain, sensitivity to light (oh the sensitivity to light is the worst!), redness, watery eyes.
Being new to this small town, I didn't have an eye doctor. The first one I went to seemed inexperienced, which made me feel uncomfortable. He insisted on seeing me 3 times in the week. After the second visit (and after he told me my eye had gotten worse) I opted to seek out someone else (an MD).
My next doctor gave me more powerful eye drops, and said I had an ulcer on my eye.
Has anyone had this happen to them? If so, how long did it take for your eyes to feel better?
Thank for your help!
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