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is contact solution the same as saline solution

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Many contact lens: Solutions are available. Saline is not sufficient for storage as it does not clean or disinfect the contacts. In my opinion, peroxide based cleaning ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheron Marshall
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No cleaners: Saline solution does not have the proper detergents to remove deposits that build up on an rgp lens.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No problem: Contact saline is sterile and to the extent that cleaning a fresh piercing helps with the healing, those solutions are a good way to do it. Make sure ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Saline Solution: Depending on what you are doing with the saline solution, it may or may not have to be sterile. If the solution must be sterile, you will likely need ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but.......: It is not the same and does not have the same benefit to the kid. It can certainly be used as a backup until you get the proper strength.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, only if you made it at home under sterile conditions. Not likely
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Wash and moisterize: Saline is salt water, the same consistency as your body fluids, 0.9 % salt water. It is used to flush wounds and skin lesions to help clean debris ou ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soothing: It will be soothing but not affect clinical course.

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