Chronic Red Eye when using contacts - SOLUTION FOUND

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by elizondojavier, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. I've been using contacts for over three decades without any problems.

    Recently, about 5-6 months ago, a chronic red eye developed in my left
    eye when using contact lens (Accuvue from J&J) for more than 1-2 hours.
    I stopped using the contact lens for the left eye, and continued to
    use the right eye contact lens.
    Last month I couldn't use the right eye contact lens either because I
    would get red eye for using it for only 1-2 hours.

    I blame the solution used to clean them, Renu no rub solution.
    I have never used the "moisture lock" solution that has been reported
    as causing many problems.
    When researching for the "Baush & Lomb moisture Lock" problem, I found
    that a fungus called fusarium develops in your cornea, and that there
    are some pills that prevent fusarium from spreading. I decided to try
    them out.

    I used those pills and my red eye disappeared completely. So, I
    assume that the no-rub solution from Renu must have some kind of the
    same problem as the moisture-lock solution.
    I use now the simplest solution from Alcon.

    The name of the pills is SPORANOX 15D capsules 100mg from the
    laboratory Janssen-Cilag.
    The active ingredient of these capsules is ITRACONAZOLE.

    If you have red eye from using your contacts for a few hours, do
    yourself a favor, and try those pills and change your cleaning solution
    to Alcon.
    elizondojavier, Jun 30, 2006
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  2. elizondojavier

    Neil Brooks Guest

    I think this is an *outstanding* idea.

    I would absolutely skip the definitive diagnosis of fungal keratitis
    and simply JUMP on the systemic antifungals with their associated
    risks (liver toxicity included).

    I would also recommend the doctor who prescribed this $7/pill medicine
    WITHOUT any definitive diagnosis ... to all my friends.


    Would you please tell me that we're missing some INCREDIBLY
    significant parts of this story????

    Maybe your redness simply went away? Maybe??

    Who diagnosed fungal keratitis? How did they confirm this? Who
    prescribed the Sporanox??

    Neil Brooks, Jun 30, 2006
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  3. Let me set the record straight.

    First. If you have a problem that requires an eye specialist
    evaluation, just go get the help you need, do not waste time reading
    how others have overcome their problems by other means.

    Second. There is a possibility that a certain substance that was used
    by Bausch & Lomb in their moisture lock solution was also used in their
    no-rub solution. My problem wasn't one that require me to go to the
    E.R., but an irritation that I consider may be a problem among many
    people. I suspect (I'm not a specialist) that many of the times that
    you have red eye may be associated with a small infection of fusarium.
    The day after I took the first pill (the package contains 15, I only
    took 4) the redness had gone away completely.
    That level of effectiveness surprised me.
    The redness did not simply went away by any means.
    That, I consider, is something that I must share over with other people
    in this kind of groups.

    I consulted no physician.

    Whenever you have redness in your eye and visine wouldn't work, you now
    have an alternative.

    Javier Elizondo
    elizondojavier, Jun 30, 2006
  4. elizondojavier

    drfrank21 Guest

    I think you need a reality check.Fungal keratitis is NOT chronic, is
    uncommon and do not have the same symptoms you described.
    So how did you get the medication without a physician??

    Hey, at least your toenails are healthier!!

    Some people take the cake-boy are you a winner!!

    drfrank21, Jul 1, 2006
  5. elizondojavier

    ArsenalFire Guest

    My wife had the same problem and the solution for her chronic red eye
    was simply to use 2-3 drops of Drano qid. Her eyes have never been
    whiter! I think I will share this with my friends, too. It is amazing
    what a simple tool she found to avoid a professional opinion.

    She is waiting now for her vision to get better -- probably just taking
    longer because she was using a ReNu MoistureLoc contact lens case.
    ArsenalFire, Jul 7, 2006
  6. elizondojavier

    retinula Guest

    funny, but dangerous. some idiot like the one who started this thread
    might actually try it.

    (maybe the drano would work better orally ;))
    retinula, Jul 7, 2006
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