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I am also an ophthalmologist and will be happy to review your question and Dr. Desai's advice for you. I have to say upfront, however, that in my experience, Dr. Desai gives excellent eye advice and it is clear to me that she is not only very well trained but an excellent clinician.
I do not think that eyebrow makeup would impact contact lens use since it really should not be getting into your eye and, even it a small amount were to get in your eye, all most all makeup is tested so as not to damage the eyes.
If your vision is not affected, your eye is not red or irritated, you don't have any nausea etc, I would agree with Dr. Desai -- the most likely source of your irritation
would be your sinuses. As you might already know your eyeballs are surrounded by sinus cavities and pain from them is often referred to the facial/eye area.
I suggest you try some cold compresses to affected area and if things don't improve you should have a complete examination by an ophthalmologist and, if this is normal, your primary care MD.
At this point I do not believe you need to discontinue using either your contacts or your brow makeup. Although my wife tells me that MAC brand makeup works very well for her since she is sensitive to makeup....perhaps you might want to try that brand.
Does this make sense to you?
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