question on contact lenses and olive oil

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by muffler, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. muffler

    muffler Guest


    I just had salad dressing splash a small amount on my eye while wearing
    contacts. Is the lense going to be ruined or will it just be washed
    off when I clean them?

    Any answers are welcome. I love my contacts and can't affort to keep
    replacing them.


    muffler, Jan 10, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    Clean the lens with an alcohol based cleaner like Miraflow or Pliagel.
    This will remove the oil.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Jan 10, 2006
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  3. muffler

    muffler Guest

    Dr. Grant

    Thanks much. I haven't been using that stuff. I have been using the
    no rub cleaners. Would that do the same job?


    muffler, Jan 10, 2006
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    p.clarkii Guest

    no. alcohol based cleaners can clean oil-based organic material better
    than no-rub cleaners. no-rub cleaners aren't very effective cleaning
    solutions but they are "good enough" for disposable contacts.
    p.clarkii, Jan 10, 2006
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    Quick Guest

    What do you think of Optima ESC? And will this
    take care of most everything?

    I use that to rub my XO(?) RGPs at night, rinse
    with tap water and soak in Unique PH overnight
    to sterilize. Seems that I get crud on my lenses
    from my eyes so I use the ESC every night.

    Quick, Jan 10, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    I couldn't tell you about that, but I now have changed to 1 step
    solutions for RGP's due to the prevalence of acanthamoeba, especially
    as many of my patients are on tank water.

    I use Menicon Menicare and Progent monthly, the Progent eliminates
    everything from the lens surface, better than polishing.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Jan 10, 2006
  7. muffler

    muffler Guest

    Catman X:

    You said that the alcohol based cleaner will work on the olive oil. Do
    you mean on soft lenses or RGPs. I have soft lenses?


    muffler, Jan 10, 2006
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    LarryDoc Guest

    For Dr. Grant:

    FYI, doc: Here in the USA, Miraflow contains alcohol and Pliagel, the
    same surfactant, does not. Also Progent is not available to patients,
    only practitioners for in-office use. Menicare is likewise unavailable
    to patients.

    PS: Do you have any experience with the Menifocal RGP? It's not
    available here, but perhaps soon.

    For Stew:

    Miraflow is fine for your soft lenses with two little exceptions: If
    it's made Proclear's omafilcon material or hioxifilcon A material, limit
    contact time with the cleaner to 10 seconds and rinse thoroughly with
    saline or you could damage the lens. (If you notice the lens shriveling
    up, you've been there too long!)

    LB, O.D.
    LarryDoc, Jan 11, 2006
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    CatmanX Guest

    Yes soft lenses.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Jan 11, 2006
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    Neil Brooks Guest


    Received on 12/20/05 from Kaz Murakami, President, Menicon America:

    We plan to conduct a test marketing of the Menifocal Z at limited
    doctor sites in the Q2-3 of 2006 in the US and, then, we expect to
    launch it officially late next year.

    I'm interested. The docs in Aus reported some good things:


    Clinical Vision Research Australia (CL, SAG, CAW), Victorian College
    of Optometry, and Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences (CL,
    CAW), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

    PURPOSE.: The Menifocal Z is an alternating vision, concentric,
    bifocal gas-permeable (GP) contact lens; center distance is connected
    to near periphery by a smooth transition zone. The lens is produced
    using tisilfocon A (Menicon Z material), which is approved for up to
    30 days of continuous wear (CW). The aim of this study was to evaluate
    the clinical performance of the Menifocal Z when worn for up to 30
    days of CW for 6 months.

    METHODS.: Thirty-five existing GP lens wearers were enrolled in the
    study. Subjects were fitted with Menifocal Z lenses and follow-up
    visits were conducted after 2 weeks of daily wear and 1 day, 1 week, 6
    weeks, 3 and 6 months of CW. A range of objective and subjective
    clinical performance measures were assessed, including distance and
    near visual acuity, the physiological response to CW, and subjective
    evaluation of vision and comfort.

    RESULTS.: Twenty-seven subjects (77%) completed the study and eight
    (23%) discontinued: five (14%) as a result of lens-related problems
    (four vision, one comfort) and three (9%) as a result of non-lens
    related reasons. Average CW time achieved by the subjects was 22 +/- 2
    days. Mean binocular logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution
    (logMAR) acuities at 6 months were: high contrast distance 0.03
    (20/20-), low contrast distance 0.63 (20/80-), and high contrast near
    0.26 (20/25, N4). Adverse responses and lens binding were minimal, and
    there were no significant increases in corneal staining, corneal
    vascularization, or superior palpebral conjunctival papillae over time
    (p > 0.05). Problems with night vision (distance and near) with the
    lenses were the most common difficulties reported by the subjects.

    CONCLUSIONS.: The Menifocal Z appears to be a promising option for
    presbyopic vision correction, providing successful correction of
    distance and near vision in a group of experienced GP lens wearers.
    The hyper Dk tisilfocon A (Menicon Z) material allowed for safe wear
    of the lenses on a CW basis.
    Neil Brooks, Jan 11, 2006
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