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Is contact solution the same as saline solution

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
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
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No cleaners: Saline solution does not have the proper detergents to remove deposits that build up on an rgp lens.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
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
Pharmacology 45 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: No, only if you made it at home under sterile conditions. Not likely
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Any clean or sterile (better) saline solution should be fine. All saline solutions are the same, you can ask the pharmacist at your drug store.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Only if is sterile : Saline solution can be used in the eye. However, it must be steril if all posible.