Contact lens complications

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While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they can carry a significant risk of eye infection. The most common infection related to contact lens use is infective keratitis. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of infective keratitis is necessary to avoid permanent visual loss from complications such as corneal scarring. Treatment, depending on the offending organism involved, involves the use of antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral eye drops, or in some cases, oral or intravenous medications.