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RGP Contact Lenses Fogging Up

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Old 11-30-2007, 11:40 AM
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Default RGP Contact Lenses Fogging Up

Has anyone in this forum ever had a problem with their gas perm contacts getting "fogged up" when they wear them? I've heard that this can be caused by an allergic reaction to some cleaning solutions. Has anyone switched solutions and fixed this problem? Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:50 PM
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Yes, this happens to me occasionally no matter what solution I'm using. Other causes include poor fit, decentration, allergies not related to solutions, or dryness. Mine do it every now and then but it doesn't bother me enough to worry about it.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for the reply, nicholas. I feel a little better. I guess it's okay if it only happens once in a while. How often is "every now and then" in your case? Every few days? Months?
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Probably every few days. I think mine may have to do with decentration (because my lenses ride low) but I'm not going to have my doc make a parameter change and order new lenses until we have to do it for some other reason. Annoying, but overall I am very satisfied and don't have to use drops very much at all.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:48 PM
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Probably every few days. I think mine may have to do with decentration (because my lenses ride low) but I'm not going to have my doc make a parameter change and order new lenses until we have to do it for some other reason. Annoying, but overall I am very satisfied and don't have to use drops very much at all.
It sounds like you're adapting pretty well to you less-than-perfectly fitting contact lenses. Keep us posted, Nicholas.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:56 AM
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I have had problems with my rgp lenses fogging for months now. While they are better than before (there were times that I couldn't see thru them at all), they are still not acceptable. I am diligent on cleaning and not using lotions and such. I have, per my doctor, used a wide variety of cleaners with little change. No rhyme or reason. Some days I can see reasonably well, tho not as good as before the fogging issue, some days I remove and reinsert several times a day, some days I cant wear them at all, some days one lens is mainly clear while the other is so foggy I cant see out of it at all. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated as my eyesight is so very poor that I am not a candidate for surgery, nor am I able to read comfortably with my bifocals on my glasses.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:02 AM
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Has anyone in this forum ever had a problem with their gas perm contacts getting "fogged up" when they wear them? I've heard that this can be caused by an allergic reaction to some cleaning solutions. Has anyone switched solutions and fixed this problem? Thanks.
That's caused by a disruption in the tear film and can cause lipids and proteins to buildup quite quickly. There are a lot of thungs that can cause tears to no spread over the surface causing builup issues. Solution allergy, dry eyes, blepharitis, and infection are a few issues that can cause rgp lenses getting "gucked up". Best to have an eye doc look at your eyes to determine cause.
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That's caused by a disruption in the tear film and can cause lipids and proteins to buildup quite quickly. There are a lot of thungs that can cause tears to no spread over the surface causing builup issues. Solution allergy, dry eyes, blepharitis, and infection are a few issues that can cause rgp lenses getting "gucked up". Best to have an eye doc look at your eyes to determine cause.
Been there done that already. Have changed solutions many times due to possible allergy to them or preservatives, have tried many lubricating eye drops including prescriptions, with no results, altho I have no symptoms of dry eyes, and I have been checked multiple times by a couple of doctors who are stumped. I did talk to a pharmacist who suggested I test the ph level of my tears.
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Been there done that already. Have changed solutions many times due to possible allergy to them or preservatives, have tried many lubricating eye drops including prescriptions, with no results, altho I have no symptoms of dry eyes, and I have been checked multiple times by a couple of doctors who are stumped. I did talk to a pharmacist who suggested I test the ph level of my tears.
Wow you are certainly an interesting patient/case? Like I said it's a complex issue and perhaps you need to try different materials to see if you react to them. There are a lot of different materials to choose from and perhaps trying one of them may be a chance you not react!
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Wow you are certainly an interesting patient/case? Like I said it's a complex issue and perhaps you need to try different materials to see if you react to them. There are a lot of different materials to choose from and perhaps trying one of them may be a chance you not react!
Done that already too. My lenses have been replaced several times, trying different materials. Sorry I didn't mention that earlier. I have tried so many different things, I forget them all.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:26 AM
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Has anyone in this forum ever had a problem with their gas perm contacts getting "fogged up" when they wear them? I've heard that this can be caused by an allergic reaction to some cleaning solutions. Has anyone switched solutions and fixed this problem? Thanks.
Yes, it took a while to figure out but I was allergic the the Boston advance cleaner despite thorough rinsing. My eyes would guck up with stringy mucus and the mucus would coat the lenses causing fogging.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:01 AM
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Hopefully this doesn't apply to the guys here w/ fogging problems. It took me a while to figure out but I finally did quite by accident. I went thru different cleaning solutions, even changed my makeup suspecting possibly allergy there. When I still experienced severe fogging after changing mascara I assumed it wasn't the makeup that was the problem. What I didn't realize was that I changed to a new mascara that had the same ingredient as the mascara I had been using (Lash Stiletto). Sorry I don't know the specific ingredient. But when I changed mascara again, only due to wanting to try a new mascara that came out, my fogging stopped!!! Since I stopped using Last Stiletto, (and I still use Boston lens solution for cushioning, but Lobob for cleaning), I have had absolutely no fogging at all and very good comfort. Hope this helps any of the girls who had the same problem.
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