• Can I wear contacts if I have map dot fingerprint corneal dystrophy?


    Question:

    Can I wear contacts if I have map dot fingerprint corneal dystrophy?


    Answer:

    You can wear contacts, but the dystrophy does increase your risk of corneal abrasions (scratch or scrape on the cornea at the front of the eye), recurrent corneal erosions (when cells in the front of the cornea loosen from the layer underneath) and dry eye. If you get these conditions, they may make it challenging for contacts to remain comfortable. Daily wear contacts are safer in this setting compared to extended wear contacts.


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