Michelle introduces herself and explains how she ended up with scratches on her eye.
My name is Michelle. I have been seeing Dr. Gong now for probably eight years and I live on the northwest side of the Valley.
I have been coming here, well I started coming here because I started having pain in my eyes, and I suffer from keratoconus in both my eyes and I generally will have a problem with fit and discomfort so I came here and I found out I had scratches on my cornea and she treated me by saying, “Take out the contact lens. Lubricate the eyes,” and then she’s given me antibiotics to apply every night, sometimes several times throughout the day for a couple of weeks, and that helps the symptoms tremendously.
I will know there’s a problem with a scratch is when I have pain in the eye from the contacts and light sensitivity.
Well because I have keratoconus I have very thin corneas and very little will scratch it, some particulate that might get in between the contact lens and my cornea and that will scratch it. So I am prone; heavily prone. This is something that happens to me repeatedly.