Care for rigid lenses: Rigid lens cleaning system

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Protein Removal And Disinfecting Solution For All Types Of RGP Corneal, Scleral Lenses & Artificial Eyes

Tear residue starts depositing on the surface of a rigid lens,
over a period of time which can affect the lens performance.

As the front surface is exposed to the atmosphere, hence it is prone to having more
scratches and tear residue deposits as compared to the back surface of a rigid lens.

 

Deposits on the lens surface affect lens performance

      1. Reduced Wearing Schedule
      2. Increase Lid Interaction
      3. Effect Ocular Health
      4. Hydrophobic Lens Surface
      5. Reduced Wearing Comfort
      6. Reduced Visual Clarity
      7. Reduced Wearing Comfort
      8. Reduced Oxygen Transmission To The  Cornea

For time immemorial there has been no clear solution or answer for complete rigid contact lens cleaning and disinfection. Worn out Rigid Lenses were returned to the laboratory manufacturer for cleaning, polishing and buffing which was almost a week’s process. This procedure can only be performed on the front surface of the lens to remove the deposits and scratches but it also left fine micro buffing marks on the lens surface which eventually hinders lens performance. This also led to frequent deposits, hydrophobic and rough lens surface.
Back surface lens Polishing and cleaning is not at all recommended, as it may disturb the lens
optics, fitting and lens dimensions.

A patient using scleral lenses for the last two years was presented with the complaint of

    • Eye Redness
    • Blurry Vision
    • Discomfort
    • Dryness
    • Reduced wearing schedule

 

Clinically examination of the lens surface

Pro-Master removes the deposits from both lens surfaces including the edges which tend to attract more deposits. This solution does so without physical friction and works wonderfully on all special thin rigid lenses. The lenses can be cleaned very conveniently and it also enhances lens performance and furthermore leads to longer lens life. Deposits tend to reduce the contrast sensitivity by 30-40%. It is clinically observed that it regained after cleaning with Pro-Master. Patient response after cleaning with Pro-Master is extremely positive. Improvement is observed in visual clarity and wearing comfort.

 

INDICATIONS :

  • LIPID DEPOSIT
    * Frequent lipid deposits on the rigid lens surface.
    * Intensive Cleaner: To be Used as an Intensive cleaner.
    * Artificial Eye: To disinfect and remove protein from Artificial Eye shells.
  • DISINFECTION
    • Trial Set: To disinfect Rigid lens trial set.
    • Old Rigid Lens: To disinfect and clean any old rigid lens.
    • Infected Eyes: Highly indicated to be used when a trial contact lens performed on any infected eye.
  • SMUDGE PROOF EYE COSMETICS
    Smudge-proof eye makeup adheres on the lens surface and affects the lens surface wettability.

PREREQUISITE

  • A clean and dry lens case.
  • Bottle of Gpfresh solution.
  • A set of Promaster Activator and Developer bottles

 

  • PROCEDURE
    • Clean your lenses thoroughly with Gpfresh solution.
    • Take a dry lens case and gently place your clean rigid lens.
    • Now take the ACTIVATOR bottle and pour the solution in the same lens case with
      an equal amount of the Activator to make a compound.
    • Now take the DEVELOPER bottle and pour the solution in the same lens case with
      an equal amount of the Activator to make a compound.
    • The compound should turn yellow in colour.
    • Let the lens soak for a minimum of 20 minutes in the compound. (this procedure can be repeated several times if required.)
    • Take the rigid lens out from the lens case. Clean and rinse it thoroughly with
    • Gpfresh solution until no traces of the compound is left behind. Soak the lens in fresh
    • Gpfresh solution overnight.
  • PRECAUTIONS
    • Compound shelf life is 30 minutes – Do not soak the lenses for more than 30 minutes in one session.
    • In case time exceeds half an hour or more, material and parameters of
      the lens won’t be altered.
    • To be used on fortnightly basis or as directed.
    • Do not use Promaster Activator and Developer separately.
    • Do not spill on clothes, it may bleach them.
    • Do not use after expiration date.
    • Store at room temperature.
    • Keep out of direct sunlight.
    • Single-use compound.
  • NOTE
    • The procedure can be repeated (soak for 30 minutes) several times
      for intense cleaning in-case of heavy deposits on the lens surface.
  • INFORMATION
    For detailed information and procedure please contact
    Silver Line Laboratory Pvt. Ltd.-New Delhi
    Purecon Lenses Pvt. Ltd.-New Delhi

 

Author 
Gagan Sahni

 

 

References
  1. https://www.facebook.com/mcasfeer/
  2. https://silverlinelabs.business.site/
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