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I seem to have developed a small white dot on the top of my iris. It doesn't hurt but feels like my eye is dry. After reading some things online, it seems to be a contact lense induced red eye. It says to stop wearing contacts and see my eye care physician. Is this an emergency where I need to go to the ER as it is a Saturday or is this something that can be treated on Tuesday when my eye doctor is available?
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Hi Priscilla. The iris is the colored part, inside the eye. Do you mean it is on the top of th cornea, where the contact lens rests?
If you have an ulcer, it can be quite serious. And needs to be checked ASAP. The only way to know how serious it may be is to have a Dr. check you.  If that means the ER so be it.
At least they can prescribe you the appropriate medication for it to begin healing rather than get worse.
I hope this helps,
Dr. Mike

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Michael J. Wojciak, O.D.


I am an Optometrist with 25 yrs experience. I currently practice in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. I specialize in all types of contact lenses. Please forward appropriate questions pertaining to eye exams, glasses or contact lenses only. I will always attempt to be as "specific" as I can on my answers. This is often difficult when the questions do not provide enough information or visual presentation is needed. ***I will reject any question involving self-prescribing of contact lenses or involving contact lens measurements/comparisons (such as changing base curves, measurement comparisons between brands etc). Contact lenses are a medical device and need to be properly fit by your Doctor. Also in respect for patient privacy, I will not answer third party questions, unless a parent or guardian is asking a question about their child.*** I appreciate your confidence.


Education/Credentials: B.S. Biology/Pre-Professional Studies, University Of Notre Dame, 1982. B.S.V.S. Visual Science, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1984. Doctor Of Optometry, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1986. Therapeutic Certification, Illinois College Of Optometry, 1996.

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