Doctors fitting PROSE or scleral lenses make patient-specific recommendations for what solutions they should use to fill the lenses, and these recommendations are sometimes adjusted based on practical issues such as comfort, fogging, etc.
Sometimes doctors don't provide specific recommendations and patients make their choices (safe and preservative free choices, we hope!) based on what they can glean from others' experiences in social media, including our Facebook scleral lens group or our DryEyeZone scleral lens forum. (We hope everyone circles back to their doctor and lets them know what they're using.)
Here are some of the many scenarios I've come across in recent years:
- Preservative free saline (unbuffered) - Lacripure, Addipak, Modudose
- Preservative free saline (buffered) - Purilens Plus, ScleralFil (and of course the discontinued Unisol 4)
- PF saline plus some Refresh Celluvisc
- PF saline plus another PF artificial tear
- PF artificial tears only
- Autologous serum drops
What do YOU fill your lenses with? I would love to hear. Share in the comments below, or go vote and comment on DryEyeTalk.
Thanks for sharing!