Homebrew saline for Contact Lenses
Shawn C. Baker
scbaker at ucdavis.edu
Sat Oct 22 02:51:07 EST 1994
In article <388iqa$kka at cerberus-138.wustl.edu>
riesenbe at medicine (Brad Riesenberger) writes:
> On a related topic, many of us use a peroxide sterilization method;
> the stuff seems to be oddly expensive. What's wrong with using
> plain old 3% USP peroxide available at any grocery/pharmacy
> for 50 cents a bottle?
> I've wondered this for a long time but never tried it.
> Thanks and regards.
> Brad Riesenberger riesenbe at medicine.wustl.edu
I have been using "drugstore" peroxide for several years now for
sterilizing my contacts and have not noticed any adverse effects. (Of
course, my vision is horrendous;i.e., roughly 20/1000. Would I really
be able to notice any adverse effects?) The only difference seems to
be that the peroxide sterilization solution is in a buffered saline
Shawn C. Baker Division of Biological Sciences
scbaker at ucdavis.edu Section of Molec. and Cell. Bio.
(916) 752-3111 University of California - Davis
Davis, CA 95616
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