Contact Lenses

MOST CONTACT LENS DISINFECTION SOLUTIONS NOT SUFFICIENTLY EFFECTIVE

“Most contact lens solutions do not kill the type of amoeba that causes severe potentially blinding eye infections,” Acanthamoeba, “according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Investigators there examined “there species of amoebae that frequently cause the infection. They added solutions containing dormant, inactive forms (cysts) from each of these species to 11 different brands of contact lens solutions.” Next, “the cysts were soaked in lens solution for between four to six hours (depending on the manufacture’s soaking time instructions) of 24 hours.”The researchers then “watches for two weeks to see which cyst solutions resulted in the growth of active, disease-causing amoebae. “Notably, “out of 11 solutions tested, the only two that disinfected against the bugs after four to six hours were the two that contained hydrogen peroxide.”

July 21, 2009

DR.DeGROFF HAS ADVOCATED THE USE OF “CLEAR CARE”, A HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DISINFECTION SOLUTION AVAILABLE MOST CONTACT LENS SOLUTION RETAILERS, SINCE 2005