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How is the vision in the affected eye with your backup glasses on?
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My vision is fine, but my eye is irritated and can barely keep itself open for too long.
Well, one of the possible things that is going on with your eye is a corneal ulcer. This is common in folks who wear contact lenses and it can be very, very serious. Left untreated it goes from bad to very bad quickly.
You might also only have corneal abrasion from the contact lens -- a scratch on your eye.
Unfortunately, the only way to tell these two apart -- one which can lead to blindness and one that is no big deal and heals on it's own in many cases -- is with a complete eye exam.
I think you should have someone take you to the Emergency Room and have this checked out tonight. An exam by an ER doctor is not as good as one by an ophthalmologist (but they may have one on call who can see you in the ER) but it will at least get you started on treatment if necessary.
Does this make sense to you?
You're kinda of young to spend the rest of your life looking at the world with just one good eye :(
Are you still there?
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