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  • Scleral Lens becomes dirty frequently ..

    How can I get rid of the dirtiness on the external surface of the lenses.
    I use now the blink-n-clean but no benefit.
    The only way to resolve the problem is to take them out, rinse and insert them again.

    Any suggestions....

  • #2
    You can try using a q-tip soaked in Boston Conditioning Solution (for RPGs) or plain saline and wipe the surface of the lens while it is in your eye, kind of like a windshield wiper. I've seen some of the docs at BFS instruct the patients to do this.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by odydnas View Post
      You can try using a q-tip soaked in Boston Conditioning Solution (for RPGs) or plain saline and wipe the surface of the lens while it is in your eye, kind of like a windshield wiper. I've seen some of the docs at BFS instruct the patients to do this.

      Well,

      It is a good idea but it is not practically feasible like drops.

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Drops, wiping the surface with the lens still in, or removing and cleaning it are pretty much all available options. So it's a choice between inconvenient solutions and ineffective solutions.
        Rebecca Petris
        The Dry Eye Zone

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rebecca Petris View Post
          Drops, wiping the surface with the lens still in, or removing and cleaning it are pretty much all available options. So it's a choice between inconvenient solutions and ineffective solutions.
          Both are effective but the second one is inconvenient in my opinion.

          I've got the Q tips and I found them easy and feasible....


          Thanks for sharing.

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          • #6
            Thank you for this advice which sounds to me very feasible. I am just concerning about hygiene. How long time do you soak a q-tip in Boston Conditioning Solution for? Also if you just use plain saline, do you use sterile q-tip or just normal q-tip? Thank you!

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            • #7
              I suggest you look to your daily cleaning regimen and the age of your lenses. Add an enzyme cleaner if you haven't been using one; I use the Boston product that comes in vials.

              Also, I have been told RGP material are only good for 1 to 2 years. Maybe it's time to buy replacement lenses.

              Good luck . . .

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