Will Cornea swelling caused by contact lenses heal?



Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?


Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I have hyperopia and I always wear glasses




Hi doctor, 

I have corneal swelling because I wore contact lenses for one day ( 9 hours ) my eyes were healthy before wearing it so the cause of the corneal swelling is the contact lenses.

I removed them immediately the same day and never wore them again (and never will) When I removed them my vision got better and isn’t cloudy anymore.

The rainbow halos began to fade . Now I use saline eye drops and systane but I  see rainbow halos around strong lights.

By the way my vision is not blurry and my eyes are not red (there is no pain). I want to know if the cornea will heal by itself and how long will it take? 

Thank you so much


Thanks for your Question

Corneal swelling from contact lens should be healed by itself within days to a week in a healthy eye. You shouldn't use saline eye drops, unless it is prescribed by your eye doctor.

Saline eye drops will cause dry eyes as it pulls water from the cornea and conjunctiva. Dry eyes can cause rainbow and halos around lights.

Just keep using systane eye drops maybe 4-5 times a day and if you still seeing rainbow and halos around lights with no improvement within a week from taking off your contact lens then you have to see an eye doctor.