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Latex allergy

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Old 02-22-2009, 06:03 PM
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Since a few years I cannot wear my contact lenses anymore due to some strange allergic reaction.
This year I was troubled with other strange allergic reactions, what resulted to be a latex allergy.
Is there anyone that can tell me wheter there is latex, or components linked to latex in contactlenses, and if yes, in which type of contactlenses, and/or cleaning solution, and maybe also in eye-make up ? Mascare, eyeshadow, and eye pensil ?
It seems that there might be some relation between my latex allergy and the fact that I cannot wear contact lenses anymore.
Thanks for your answer
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:48 AM
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I'm sorry to hear about your problem. I think the diagnosis is very challenging.
I've been surprised in the past at coincidences when there's more than one problem.

I'm not aware of a relation to latex and contact lenses - Do you think that there's latex in a container you've been using?

Just a thought...
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:13 PM
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Hi Ricardo, I tried to post an answer, but it disappeared before I could send it, but it might very well be that you get an answer twice now. Thx for your answer on the latex allergy. I have bought a cheap contactlense of Euro 10,00, and tried it out, there was no allergic reaction or irritation, I tried the other lense, that I used before, and immediately there was an allergic reaction, aching in the eye, redness, irritation. I will now try to find out what the compononents are of both lenses, and compare these, and also try to find out about the solution boths lenses are contained in, and try to keep the cheap lense in the container I use for the lense that causes irritation, and see if the cheap lense also produces irritation then. I don't know about the liquid in which the lenses are kept in, if there is anything known that this might cause allergies.
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