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Doctor insights on: How Do I Prevent Protein Buildup On My Contact Lenses

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For the solution renu for sensitive eyes, do we need a seperate enzymatic cleaner to remove protein from contact lenses? Or does is it included in it

For the solution renu for sensitive eyes, do we need a seperate enzymatic cleaner to remove protein from contact lenses? Or does is it included in it

Multipurpose SCL sol: Multipurpose solutions for soft contacts has ability to remove protein especially if mechanical rubbing front and back surfaces of contact prior to placing in case-- just be gentle. Catalyst based systems such as hydrogen peroxide cleaners need an activating tablet or disc and must be replaced per manufacturer recommendation. All work well. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Will contact lenses help prevent strabismus?

Will contact lenses help prevent strabismus?

In general, no: In specific cases of strabismus (accommodative), correcting the prescription with glasses or contacts can reduce or eliminate the turn. ...Read more

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What causes gas permeable contact lenses to fog up? How can I prevent this?

What causes gas permeable contact lenses to fog up? How can I prevent this?

Dry eye: #1 issue is dry eye which leads to poor wet ability. 2nd is possible gpc allergy which needs assessment. 3rd. Old worn out rgp. May also look at newer rgp materials ; plasma coating. 4th insufficient cleaning system. ...Read more

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Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Contact lens wearer with very dry eyes - how can I prevent dry eyes after getting back to wearing contacts full time?

Need evaluation: A medical eye exam should be able to determine the type of dry eye you suffer from and customize a treatment that will allow you to wear contact lenses. ...Read more

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Are eye infections common when wearing contact lenses? How can this be prevented?

Are eye infections common when wearing contact lenses? How can this be prevented?

Yes: Yes, especially if you sleep in your contacts. Always remove your contacts before going to sleep. Clean them everyday. ...Read more

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I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?

I have red eyes and it always reoccur. I always use daily contact lenses to prevent infection. Am crew who hv to wear CL for long hours. Advice?

Dry working place: By crew do you mean aircraft? If so, these are very dry atmospheres. You should apply a syrupy drop like Systane or Refresh prior to entering the work place. You can use ointment at night for sleep. Some get a little extra relief from daily ingestion of 2 tablespoons of Flax Seed oil. Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If these fail, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat (only) but I'm pretty sure I'm catching cold. Should I not wear contact lenses today to prevent them from getting infected?

I have a sore throat (only) but I'm pretty sure I'm catching cold. Should I not wear contact lenses today to prevent them from getting infected?

No: As long as your eyes are not affected by the likely viral upper respiratory tract infection (no redness to eyes, no discharge, no pain), then wearing contacts should be ok. If symptoms change however, switch to glasses. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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How can I prevent protein deficiency as a vegetarian?

How can I prevent protein deficiency as a vegetarian?

Quinoa, tofu, beans: Eating plant based foods rich in protein such as tofu, beans, lentils, and nuts like almonds will give you the protein you need if eaten in sufficient quantities. ...Read more

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When doing cardio can supplementing with protein before or after, prevent the muscle loss caused by the release of cortisol since it's catabolic?

When doing cardio can supplementing with protein before or after, prevent the muscle loss caused by the release of cortisol since it's catabolic?

You've been reading: The wrong medical sources. Cortisol doesn't cause muscle loss during exercise, and your body can easily make muscle proteins with exercise -- supplements are a waste of money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet scam sites. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

See a nephrologist: Need to quantify or measure the amount of protein lost in 24 hrs then check with primary doctor or a nephrologist if the amount is above normal. ...Read more

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I have protein c & s deficiency in the first stages. I am also 29 with brittle hair and nails. Is this related and can I prevent more breakage?

I have protein c & s deficiency in the first stages. I am also 29 with brittle hair and nails. Is this related and can I prevent more breakage?

Unrelated: Please get your physicians to clarify what's meant by "protein c & s deficiency in the first stages." I'm familiar with both of these and they won't make your hair or nails brittle. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health & hope that the blood abnormality never proves seriously troublesome. ...Read more

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35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

Diet: Best diet includes whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains, and healthy proteins --- Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. Minimize beans and lentils to have less flatulence. ...Read more

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Ok to take fish oil, protein powder, creatine and lift weights which will increase testosterone if I am suffering from hair loss and want to prevent it?

Ok to take fish oil, protein powder, creatine and lift weights which will increase testosterone if I am suffering from hair loss and want to prevent it?

OK but won't help.: All of those things (or at least the weight lifting) will be good for your general health. Unfortunately, increasing testosterone won't affect hair loss, which has to do with the hormone receptors in the hair shafts themselves. The only proven hair loss preventatives are rogaine, (minoxidil) which is otc, and finasteride, a prescription med that your doctor can prescribe if you have no contraindications. ...Read more

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If someone were anorexic, could they prevent hair loss by just eating a small amount of protien?

If someone were anorexic, could they prevent hair loss by just eating a small amount of protien?

No: To avoid hair loss, one needs to follow a balanced diet. Vitamins, carbohydrates, essential fats, and minerals are necessary in addition to protein for a balanced diet. One also needs to get enough calories in his/her diet to maintain hair growth. ...Read more

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Urine test of my mother, aged 82, has revealed flow of protine. Figure is 30. How worrisom is it? What are cure and prevention? Any home remedy?

Prot/Cr, UPEP, .....: Cause of proteinuria in elderly individuals should be investigated & treatment directed at the cause. When the urine protein level is "30" & caused by microalbuminuria it should be repeated & the prognosis is better as compared to a "30" relating to nephrotic range proteinuria. Only after knowing the exact value & underlying medical conditions can a doctor determine if cure/prevention is possible. ...Read more

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Contact lens power -3.75 is this bad?

Moderate: This is a low to moderate near sighted rx. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Contact lens won't stay in one place?

Contact lens won't stay in one place?

Refit: If you contact lens shifts in position or out of position and this is a regular issue, then recheck with the fitting ophthalmologist to get what we would term a tighter lens that will stay better positioned. ...Read more

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Which is the best contact lens brand?

The one that fits: There is not one best brand--the one that fits you best, gives you the best vision and is well tolerated is the way to go. ...Read more

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Which is the best contact lens brand!?

Which is the best contact lens brand!?

Can't say: There are many, many different brands and all of them have their good qualities. The best lens depends on the individual wearing them. ...Read more

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How bad is it to wear a torn contact lens?

Uncomfortable: A torn lens will be irritating and it may not center well so the vision is less clear. It is simply not optimum but probably not harmful in and of itself, although such a lens will decenter and cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Might I use contact lens bottle to keep lens?

No: It will not keep the lens clean and you will contaminate the cap and the rest of the fluid in the bottle. ...Read more

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Urgent: how to properly clean contact lens case?

Soap water RINSE: If it's just a plastic case, used mild soap and water. Try a toothbrush if needed. Make sure you rinse thoroughly. Then be sure your overnight storage solution has a disinfectant. How did your case get dirty. You should remove and handle your lenses with clean hands and conditions. Doing otherwise raises risk for serious infection. ...Read more

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Can I have a suggestion on wearing a contact lens?

Get fitted: You need to see an eye doctor for right contact lens fit. The eye doc will measure your correction and eye shape before fitting you with the right contact lens. The doctor also train you to make sure you can put and take off contact lens safely. Please make sure do not sleep with it, or overextend the wear. Daily contact lenses are the best fit to avoid infection and allergy to it. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to care for contact lens?

Follow instructions: The ophthalmologist who supplied the lens can instruct you in the proper care for the type of lens that you have. This may include a wearing schedule, regular cleaning or soaking and changing when scheduled. Also be sure to remove the lens whenever the eye gets red for any reason. ...Read more

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Which of the daily disposables contact lens are better?

All equal: All of these lenses have been thoroughly tested and the lens manufacturers constantly look over each others shoulders to optimize their own product. The daily, daily wear lenses are basically equivalent. ...Read more