Homebrew saline for Contact Lenses
lsellner at uniwa.uwa.edu.au
Mon Oct 24 02:19:49 EST 1994
Shawn C. Baker (scbaker at ucdavis.edu) wrote:
: 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
I also used to use el cheapo peroxide, and I also have absolutely
horrendous vision. Is there a trend here?
: 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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