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I have a red ring around my iris in my right eye only. It

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I have a red ring around my iris in my right eye only. It doesn't hurt, no pus in mornings, just a red ring that looks like little blood vessels. It looks like there is a slight white border between that red ring and my iris. I wear contacts and it felt like I had something on my eye so I took my contacts out. It has been like this for three days now, and in the light you can see that the area up to the red part is raised a little more than my other eye (as if there is a contact on it but there is not). Is this something to be concerned about or should I just use eye drops like the eye doctor receptionist told me since they have no openings (thanks).
Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Do you have any significant pain, light sensitivity, discharge, or decreased vision from this eye?
Customer: I did notice some light sensitivity, only sunlight though seems extra bright
Customer: None of the other problems you listed
Doctor DanB : What drops did your eye doctor recommend you use?

It wasn't my eye doctor because they didn't have any openings the receptionist told me, and there is no other eye doctor in town, so they suggested I use Polysporin drops to see if it would go away and then they would get me in if not. I used them last night and this morning, and no improvements.

Doctor DanB : If you see no improvement with these drops, then you do need to get in to see your eye doctor. It is possible there is some inflammation in the Cornea that needs to be treated with steroids, but it is also possible that this is an infection that needs a stronger antibiotic drop to treat. Because you wear contact lenses, your chances of having a serious problem are increased. Does this make sense?
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Thanks, ***** ***** keep an eye on it and see if the drops help improve the ring. I am just wearing glasses until it goes away or I get it treated.

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