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You may have given yourself a small corneal abrasion when you tried to take the stuck contact lens out.
This really should heal within 24 hours with no problem. To make it feel better get some lacrilube ointment (or something like it), hold down your lower lid and put a large goopy amount in your eye. Then put a cold compress on the eye and keep it closed/go to bed.
In the morning everything should be fine.
It you are still having problem in the morning I suggest you see an ophthalmologist.
would that explain the heaviness above my eye and the same headache I had for the past three days?
No. I wouldn't expect this condition to last 3 days....has it been that long since you had go fishing for the lost lens?
no, I did get the lens out but the heaviness has been for three days
I have't changed my contacts in a month
That is a long time to keep in one set of lenses.......
So. Let me make sure I got this right. Three days ago you had to dig out a wayward contact lens and since then your eyelid has felt heavy
Is that right?
Three days ago, I had heaviness and a headache but when I got up this morning to put the contact in, the contact lens went up.
ok. Now I understand.
Migraines can cause a heavyness in the eyelid, so can a number of medical conditions like MS.
It sounds like you should have a complete exam by an ophthalmologist this week to see if she can get to the bottom of your problem.
Does that make sense?
I doubt this is related to the lost contact lens....
Wasn't sure about the lens but just wanted to make sure
Yup. No need to worry about the lens or a scratch on the cornea like I first mentioned. And, as you already found out, cold compresses aren't gonna help. But a complete eye exam should be able to find the root cause of your troubles.
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ok. Thank you for your help
I don't think it is an emergeny, but I'd try to get in this week if possible.
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