A Guide to Clinical Contact Lens Management

Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

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Limbal Hyperemia
Limbal Hyperemia

Limbal Hyperemia

Limbal engorgement, limbal redness

Symptoms

  • Generally none
  • May experience mild discomfort

Signs

  • Vessel engorgement in limbal region

Etiology

  • Association with hypoxia in low Dk/t soft lens wearers
  • Other inflammatory, chemical, osmotic, physical or irritating stimuli can also produce limbal hyperemia

Prevalence

  • Common. Severe forms are rare

Differential Diagnosis

Management

  • Improve peripheral corneal oxygenation (e.g, refit with SiHy lens)
  • Reduce wearing time if previously wearing excessively
  • Failure to remove the stimulus may lead to vascularization of the cornea

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