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What solution do you use for sclerals?

By now you may have seen a couple of webinars, attended a wet lab or two, watched some YouTube videos and have chosen a couple of lens designs. Good start! Equally important, critical even, to a successful fit is using proper solutions. 

The post-lens tear layer (PLTL) remains in contact with the cornea for long periods of time with a scleral lens so chemical toxicity may occur.  Management consists of three equally important components: 1.) solution tolerance 2.) adequate disinfection 3.) patient compliance.  All are critical to success.

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Thomas Arnold
Associate Editor, Specialty Contact Lenses for odsonfb.com. Dr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During this training, he participated in vision outreach programs in Mexico, Guatemala, and with the Bureau of the Indian Health Service. His externship was completed at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Arnold spent two years as a research assistant for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He opened his Today's Vision practice in Sugar Land in 1992. Currently, Dr. Arnold is the VP of the Board of Today's Vision Licensing Corporation. His primary professional interests are diseases of the eye, specialty contact lenses and the management of refractive laser eye surgery. Dr. Arnold is passionate about scleral contact lenses and their ability to help patients struggling with compromised vision related to the cornea. He is also a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.

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