Homebrew saline for Contact Lenses
FRED at bmt.mcw.edu
Sat Oct 22 10:17:32 EST 1994
> To: bioforum at net.bio.net
> From: scbaker at ucdavis.edu (Shawn C. Baker)
> Subject: Re: Homebrew saline for Contact Lenses
> Date: 22 Oct 1994 07:51:07 GMT
> 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
Be aware that products marketed for cleaning and sterilizing contac
lenses are manufactured under GMP/GLP standards and meet FDA regs for
efficacy and safety. Homebrew solutions and off the counter peroxide
are not. Why risk your vision to save a few pennies?
Frederick C. Garbrecht
fred at bmt.mcw.edu
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
phone 414 257 5053
fax 414 257 7994
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