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ScleralFil 10mL Preservative Free Saline Solution



About ScleralFil

  • Buffered preservative-free saline
  • Only product of its type available in unit dose packaging
  • 10mL / 0.34oz tubes - use and discard
  • Box of 30 tubes

Description (by Rebecca)

First released by Bausch & Lomb in March 2017, this is a product I have been hoping someone would offer: buffered saline, but packaged in single use vials rather than 4 oz bottles. It's significantly more expensive than any other preservative free saline used for scleral lenses, so it's not necessarily going to be everyone's top choice for daily use. Nonetheless it's an important option to have both from a safety and convenience standpoint.

Suggested best uses

  1. Safety. The reason unit dose packaging is desirable is safety. Bottled preservative-free saline, a/k/a Alcon's Unisol 4 (now discontinued) and Purilens Plus Saline, must be discarded within a certain number of days or weeks after opening (the exact time is determined either by the manufacturer or one's doctor). However, those who use only small amounts every day are often apt to keep those bottles around far longer, which subjects it to greatly increased risk of contamination. With unit dose vials, this is a non-issue - you use it, you toss it. It is on this basis that I imagine many eye care providers will be recommending SceralFil.
  2. Travel & Convenience. Personally, I have tended to use Modudose 15mL / 0.51oz vials for travel - they're much easier than toting bottles around and don't require, for TSA purposes, to be kept separately and identified to get the medical exemption when going through security. However, they are unbuffered, which I can't use comfortably for extended periods. ScleralFil is smaller but I expect it to work very well for me for travel, and it is buffered which is a plus.

Limitations

  1. Size. Too much, too little or just right? The answer will be different for every user. I have many customers who find even the 5mL / 0.17oz vials such as LacriPure too much (for their sclerals or for rinsing soft lenses. For such users, if they cannot tolerate unbuffered saline, there is no good solution, as they will be dealing with wastage whether they opt for ScleralFil or Purilens. 
  2. Cost. Much more expensive than Purilens, so I imagine that many regular Purilens users will purchase this as an extra for convenience and travel rather than for daily use.

Alternatives to consider

Purilens, if you can use 4oz / 120mL within 15 days. Lacripure, Addipak, or Modudose if you can tolerate unbuffered saline.

Ingredients: Purified water, sodium chloride, boric acid, and sodium borate.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

From Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision lens care products, ScleralFil—indicated as a scleral insertion solution—is an alternative for rinsing and inserting scleral lenses. It is a sterile, buffered isotonic saline solution that can be used to rinse soft and gas permeable lenses.

What is ScleralFil used for?

In our context, it's all about rinsing and filling scleral lenses and PROSE, plus some additional uses such as rinsing packing solutions off of daily use soft contact lenses.

CONTENTS: 

ScleralFil™ preservative free saline solution is a sterile buffered isotonic saline solution that has boric acid, sodium borate, and sodium chloride in purified water. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution has NO preservative or mercury-containing ingredients (e.g. chlorhexidine, thimerosal) to which some people are sensitive. Use ScleralFil preservative free saline solution only with soft (hydrophilic), rigid gas permeable, hard, and large diameter (scleral) contact lenses. 

ACTIONS: 

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution removes loosened debris and traces of daily cleaner when used as a rinse after cleaning. ScleralFil preservative free saline also keeps your lens wet (hydrated).

INDICATIONS (USES): 

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is a sterile, preservative-free solution indicated for use following proper lens disinfection as recommended by the eye care practitioner. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is indicated for:

  • rinsing soft (hydrophilic), rigid gas permeable and hard contact lenses prior to lens insertion
  • as an insertion solution for large diameter (scleral) contact lenses
  • as a rinse for contact lens cases
  • rinsing contact lenses throughout the day. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS (REASONS NOT TO USE): 

If you are allergic to any ingredient in ScleralFil preservative-free saline solution, do not use this product. 

Instructions for use

Twist-off the plastic cap to open the ScleralFil™ preservative free saline solution vial. Discard the cap. Follow these directions:

1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling lenses.
2. Always handle the same lens first, the right or left, in order to avoid mix-ups.

3. Following proper lens disinfection;

  • For soft (hydrophilic), hard, hybrid, and rigid gas permeable apply several drops to each lens surface to rinse lens prior to insertion.
  • For large diameter (scleral) contact lenses rinse both sides of the lens and fill the back surface before insertion.
  • For contact lens cases rinse all the inner surfaces of the case and the lids and allow to air dry in a clean place
  • For rinsing lenses during the day remove the lens, rinse both surfaces with several drops of ScleralFil preservative free saline solution and re-insert the lenses.

4. Discard single use vial after each use. Do not reuse.

Precautions

  • Always follow the product directions for use. Failure to follow product directions may lead to vision loss.
  • Visit your eye care practitioner regularly.
  • Always wash and dry hands before handling lenses.
  • Do not use tap water, bottled water or saliva with lenses or lens cases.
  • Only use fresh solution to clean and disinfect contact lenses.
  • Always discard any remaining solution in your lens case after each disinfection cycle (Never re-use solution).
  • Saline or rewetting drops will not disinfect your lenses.
  • Always replace your solution, lenses and lens case as directed.
  • Discard the bottle and remaining contents right after use.
  • Never re-use or “top off” the solution in your lens case.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Use before expiration date on bottle and carton. 

Warnings:

Because ScleralFil preservative free saline solution contains no preservatives; it will not remain sterile indefinitely after opening and, therefore, should not be used as an eye drop. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is intended for single use. Discard any unused portion of the solution. DO NOT use after expiration date.

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is a clear solution. DO NOT USE SOLUTION IF IT IS CLOUDY OR DISCOLORED or if the bottle LEAKS before you open it.

DO NOT USE saline or tap water for the storage of contact lenses, which may cause serious and sight-threatening eye infections such as Acanthamoeba, causing corneal ulcers and possibly permanent loss of sight.

DO NOT use ScleralFil preservative free saline solution for storage. 

About ScleralFil

  • Buffered preservative-free saline
  • Only product of its type available in unit dose packaging
  • 10mL / 0.34oz tubes - use and discard
  • Box of 30 tubes

Description (by Rebecca)

First released by Bausch & Lomb in March 2017, this is a product I have been hoping someone would offer: buffered saline, but packaged in single use vials rather than 4 oz bottles. It's significantly more expensive than any other preservative free saline used for scleral lenses, so it's not necessarily going to be everyone's top choice for daily use. Nonetheless it's an important option to have both from a safety and convenience standpoint.

Suggested best uses

  1. Safety. The reason unit dose packaging is desirable is safety. Bottled preservative-free saline, a/k/a Alcon's Unisol 4 (now discontinued) and Purilens Plus Saline, must be discarded within a certain number of days or weeks after opening (the exact time is determined either by the manufacturer or one's doctor). However, those who use only small amounts every day are often apt to keep those bottles around far longer, which subjects it to greatly increased risk of contamination. With unit dose vials, this is a non-issue - you use it, you toss it. It is on this basis that I imagine many eye care providers will be recommending SceralFil.
  2. Travel & Convenience. Personally, I have tended to use Modudose 15mL / 0.51oz vials for travel - they're much easier than toting bottles around and don't require, for TSA purposes, to be kept separately and identified to get the medical exemption when going through security. However, they are unbuffered, which I can't use comfortably for extended periods. ScleralFil is smaller but I expect it to work very well for me for travel, and it is buffered which is a plus.

Limitations

  1. Size. Too much, too little or just right? The answer will be different for every user. I have many customers who find even the 5mL / 0.17oz vials such as LacriPure too much (for their sclerals or for rinsing soft lenses. For such users, if they cannot tolerate unbuffered saline, there is no good solution, as they will be dealing with wastage whether they opt for ScleralFil or Purilens. 
  2. Cost. Much more expensive than Purilens, so I imagine that many regular Purilens users will purchase this as an extra for convenience and travel rather than for daily use.

Alternatives to consider

Purilens, if you can use 4oz / 120mL within 15 days. Lacripure, Addipak, or Modudose if you can tolerate unbuffered saline.

Ingredients: Purified water, sodium chloride, boric acid, and sodium borate.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

From Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision lens care products, ScleralFil—indicated as a scleral insertion solution—is an alternative for rinsing and inserting scleral lenses. It is a sterile, buffered isotonic saline solution that can be used to rinse soft and gas permeable lenses.

What is ScleralFil used for?

In our context, it's all about rinsing and filling scleral lenses and PROSE, plus some additional uses such as rinsing packing solutions off of daily use soft contact lenses.

CONTENTS: 

ScleralFil™ preservative free saline solution is a sterile buffered isotonic saline solution that has boric acid, sodium borate, and sodium chloride in purified water. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution has NO preservative or mercury-containing ingredients (e.g. chlorhexidine, thimerosal) to which some people are sensitive. Use ScleralFil preservative free saline solution only with soft (hydrophilic), rigid gas permeable, hard, and large diameter (scleral) contact lenses. 

ACTIONS: 

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution removes loosened debris and traces of daily cleaner when used as a rinse after cleaning. ScleralFil preservative free saline also keeps your lens wet (hydrated).

INDICATIONS (USES): 

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is a sterile, preservative-free solution indicated for use following proper lens disinfection as recommended by the eye care practitioner. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is indicated for:

  • rinsing soft (hydrophilic), rigid gas permeable and hard contact lenses prior to lens insertion
  • as an insertion solution for large diameter (scleral) contact lenses
  • as a rinse for contact lens cases
  • rinsing contact lenses throughout the day. 

CONTRAINDICATIONS (REASONS NOT TO USE): 

If you are allergic to any ingredient in ScleralFil preservative-free saline solution, do not use this product. 

Instructions for use

Twist-off the plastic cap to open the ScleralFil™ preservative free saline solution vial. Discard the cap. Follow these directions:

1. Always wash and dry your hands before handling lenses.
2. Always handle the same lens first, the right or left, in order to avoid mix-ups.

3. Following proper lens disinfection;

  • For soft (hydrophilic), hard, hybrid, and rigid gas permeable apply several drops to each lens surface to rinse lens prior to insertion.
  • For large diameter (scleral) contact lenses rinse both sides of the lens and fill the back surface before insertion.
  • For contact lens cases rinse all the inner surfaces of the case and the lids and allow to air dry in a clean place
  • For rinsing lenses during the day remove the lens, rinse both surfaces with several drops of ScleralFil preservative free saline solution and re-insert the lenses.

4. Discard single use vial after each use. Do not reuse.

Precautions

  • Always follow the product directions for use. Failure to follow product directions may lead to vision loss.
  • Visit your eye care practitioner regularly.
  • Always wash and dry hands before handling lenses.
  • Do not use tap water, bottled water or saliva with lenses or lens cases.
  • Only use fresh solution to clean and disinfect contact lenses.
  • Always discard any remaining solution in your lens case after each disinfection cycle (Never re-use solution).
  • Saline or rewetting drops will not disinfect your lenses.
  • Always replace your solution, lenses and lens case as directed.
  • Discard the bottle and remaining contents right after use.
  • Never re-use or “top off” the solution in your lens case.
  • Store at room temperature.
  • Use before expiration date on bottle and carton. 

Warnings:

Because ScleralFil preservative free saline solution contains no preservatives; it will not remain sterile indefinitely after opening and, therefore, should not be used as an eye drop. ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is intended for single use. Discard any unused portion of the solution. DO NOT use after expiration date.

ScleralFil preservative free saline solution is a clear solution. DO NOT USE SOLUTION IF IT IS CLOUDY OR DISCOLORED or if the bottle LEAKS before you open it.

DO NOT USE saline or tap water for the storage of contact lenses, which may cause serious and sight-threatening eye infections such as Acanthamoeba, causing corneal ulcers and possibly permanent loss of sight.

DO NOT use ScleralFil preservative free saline solution for storage.