The most prevalent form of glaucoma is inherited. However, that should not be the only reason to rule out glaucoma. Assuming he has seen you and has ruled out glaucoma, I would suspect that your redness and pain could be one of several things. Allergies, sinuses, overwear of contacts (you can get blood vessels growing in the cornea), GPC (a contact lens induced conjunctivitis), or contact lens induced infection/ulcer. If he thinks that you have an infection, then antibiotics would be reasonable (as well as throwing away your contact lens that has been contaminated). Sometimes, after the infection is calmed down, we add a little steroid drops to help with the pain and swelling. After this resolves, you can open a new pair of contacts and try again.
Hope this helps and thank you.
Eye specialist did give me IQUIX 1/5%OPTH SOLN 5ML; and it helped but not completely; I did get rid of contact and used a fresh one; it still recurred; I then decided I would not wear contact at all until it gets resolved; but I still am having this issue. It has only been a week that I discontinued use of contact. Should this med I received be able to get rid of ulcer if that is what it is? Also, what time frame am I looking at?
Your doctor can tell you if you have an ulcer or not. It would be a big deal; so if he did not mention it or culture, it probably was just an infection (not ulcer). Usually after a week of antibiotics, I add a little steroids (provided there was no ulcer) to help with the pain and swelling. Then I would taper both drops. It sometimes can take up to 3 weeks to feel comfortable to wear contacts again.