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How to know if contact lens solution are better without thimerosal?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Use: A peroxide-based cleaning system, like clear care.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can docs please explain are contact lens solution better without thimerosal?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Mostly: Thimerosol is long obsolete as a preservative for eye preparations. It was quite effective but had a degree of allergy and toxicity not found with current preservatives, so it has been totally replaced in the first world.

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