Keratoconus occurs in the estimated range of 5-20 per thousand people. It warps the corneal tissue on the front of the eye and leads to poor vision and transplants in many cases. Rigid contact lenses have allowed patients with Keratoconus good sight for years. New treatment options are on the horizon.
Contact lens solutions will soon be required to have two new additions to their labeling. Although most manufacturers no longer label solutions “no rub” the F.D.A. will require rubbing lenses as part of disinfecting cycle on labeling for all multipurpose contact lens solutions. The other change will be to add a discard after opening date [...]
Fort Collins Optometrists may have new guidelines for contact lens solutions in the future. The Food and Drug Administration has decided to review the testing procedures for contact lens solutions against the organism acanthamoeba. This type of infection has shown an increasing trend in recent years. None of the most commonly used multipurpose contact lens solutions have the capacity to effectively destroy acanthamoeba cysts. Hopefully the FDA review will help fill this gap for Eye Doctors in the future. In the interim the following guidelines like the FDA suggestions should help prevent most acanthamoeba eye infections.