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Can't remove protein deposits

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Old 03-24-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default Can't remove protein deposits

I use Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism soft contacts for one eye, and Acuvue 2 for the other eye.

The Acuvue 2 is ok, but the Advance accumulates protein deposits like crazy. After about 1 week, it's fairly noticeable. If I would continue to wear them 2 weeks, it starts obstructing my vision and irritating the eye.

So, I got a box of AMO Ultrazyme (subtilisin A) enzyme tablets thinking this would clear them up. Nope. They were practically the same after cleaning! I use the hydrogen peroxide disinfection, and the contacts were in the solution for at least 12 hours. I put another enzyme tablet in again the next day but that didn't do much either.

The deposits are white colored, and in random places on the lens. I rub them with my fingers before and after cleaning/enzyme, and even allowed them to soak in the solution through the next day while I used a new pair.

What takes this stuff off? At ~$50 for a pack of 6 Torics, it can get quite expensive.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:20 PM
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I'm a genius, use a q-tip dipped in lens solution and gently rub the contact. I threw away so many contacts thinking they were ruined.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:32 PM
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Ultrazyme dissolves protein. If it isn't cleaning off your lenses, then it's not protein. Opti-clean II by Alcon is a daily cleaner that should solve the problem. This is why I tell people not to buy lenses without trying a pair. If you try Biofinity toric or Airoptics toric, you may not have the same problem.
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Default Genius?

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I'm a genius, use a q-tip dipped in lens solution and gently rub the contact. I threw away so many contacts thinking they were ruined.
What do you think, jrmymllr? Is charleyj a card-carrying genius?
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:42 PM
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What do you think, jrmymllr? Is charleyj a card-carrying genius?
I posted this a year and a half ago!!

Anyway, they weren't protein deposits. I learned they were lipid deposits and are near impossible to remove. A new brand of contacts I have now do not have the problem.
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Default 18 Months Later . . .

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I posted this a year and a half ago!!

Anyway, they weren't protein deposits. I learned they were lipid deposits and are near impossible to remove. A new brand of contacts I have now do not have the problem.
Where have you been? What kind of contact lenses do you wear now?
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:20 PM
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I posted this a year and a half ago!!

Anyway, they weren't protein deposits. I learned they were lipid deposits and are near impossible to remove. A new brand of contacts I have now do not have the problem.
Well, perhaps jrmymllr will have to return the genius card.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:00 PM
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I use Acuvue Advance for astigmatism soft contacts for one eye, and Acuvue 2 for the other eye.

The Acuvue 2 is ok, but the Advance accumulates protein deposits like crazy. After about 1 week, it's fairly noticeable. If I would continue to wear them 2 weeks, it starts obstructing my vision and irritating the eye.

So, I got a box of AMO Ultrazyme (subtilisin A) enzyme tablets thinking this would clear them up. Nope. They were practically the same after cleaning! I use the hydrogen peroxide disinfection, and the contacts were in the solution for at least 12 hours. I put another enzyme tablet in again the next day but that didn't do much either.

The deposits are white colored, and in random places on the lens. I rub them with my fingers before and after cleaning/enzyme, and even allowed them to soak in the solution through the next day while I used a new pair.

What takes this stuff off? At ~$50 for a pack of 6 Torics, it can get quite expensive.
its odd...im an ecp.....and some eyes reacts to the hydraclear internal wetting agent and deposits quickly...Ive noticed this on a few patients.

try Air Optix Aqua and astigmatism.....better lens and less reactive for people with unique tear biochemistry
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:46 PM
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its odd...im an ecp.....and some eyes reacts to the hydraclear internal wetting agent and deposits quickly...Ive noticed this on a few patients.

try air optix aqua and astigmatism.....better lens and less reactive for people with unique tear biochemistry
That sounds like a good recommendation. I hope it helps jrmymllr and that he or she comes back to tell us the results of taking your advice.
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That sounds like a good recommendation. I hope it helps jrmymllr and that he or she comes back to tell us the results of taking your advice.
I hope we hear something soon. Even if it's to say that they need more advice.
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That sounds like a good recommendation. I hope it helps jrmymllr and that he or she comes back to tell us the results of taking your advice.
It was about a year and a half between jrmymllr first two posts, so we may need to wait a while longer.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:21 AM
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It was about a year and a half between jrmymllr's first two posts, so we may need to wait a while longer.
I hope not, but you may be right.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:25 AM
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Buy protein deposit tablets at the optical shops or from pharmacies. Clean you lenses properly and then soak your lens together with the tablet once a week.
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