The most common cause of corneal neovascularization in patients without pre-existing eye disease is contact lens wear.
Contact lens-induced corneal neovascularization
- A history of overnight contact lens wear
- Poor compliance with proper contact lens hygiene
- Poor follow-up care with an eye doctor while wearing contact lenses
- Monitor condition if it is mild in severity
- Modify initiating insult (e.g., different contact lenses, decrease wearing time, etc.)
- Discontinue contact lens wear if the condition is severe and vision-threatening