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Hello! Yes, now would be fine.
Were you prescribed Tobradex eye drops after an eye exam by an ophthalmologist?
Yes, and I've been using it the past three days
I had seen two doctors - One general md at a walk in clinic who said I had a significant abrasion, the other an opthalmologist who said he didn't see anything - both did dye tests... The opthamologist said it was just an irritation and perscribed me the drops
He said I could wear my contacts right away, but I'm nervous about that. I was hoping for another opinion
I wonder if it is a corneal abrasion as it is in the outer corner of the eye and moreover it would have healed in the first 24 hours itself. I would agree with the ophthalmologist regarding the possibility of an eye irritation.
As long as the redness is not due to an eye infection or acute inflammation, it is alright to start resuming the contact lenses.
Can I wear my contacts and use the drops as well?
I do have slight pain but nothing significant. If my eye was infected or inflamed - would it be obvious?
You do not seem to be having any signs or symptoms suggestive of an ongoing eye infection ( especially after an eye exam already), so I guess it is alright to go ahead with the contact lenses. Yes , an eye infection or inflammation would have been quite obvious.
It is better to instill the eye drops before putting on the contact lenses.
So I can use the eyedrops, wait a while - and put my contacts on?
Yes , a gap of 5-10 mins should be fine.
Ok, great!Thank you very much.