Saline or gel for sclerals?

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Saline or gel for sclerals?

Postby CARMELTHOMPSON » Tue 05 Dec 2023 4:34 pm

Hi, I've just had right regraft, and, so far, it is going well, a bit sore but that's normal, I think. I have a scleral lens in the left eye, which is awaiting a regraft, but I am getting air bubbles in it again (this had stopped but I think the shape of the eye and cornea are such that bubbles are sneaking in). My specialist has tried a few different fits and now suggests that, rather than using saline, I try gel or drops instead and has given me Clinitas and Xailin to experiment with, or I can use Hylo Forte. He says that, as they are a lot more viscous than saline, bubbles shouldn't happen. Has anyone tried this and. if so, how did it go? Which one worked best?

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Re: Saline or gel for sclerals?

Postby Anne Klepacz » Thu 07 Dec 2023 12:19 pm

Just to wish you good healing with the regraft. I've never used sclerals, so can't help with your question but I hope someone here will be able to.

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Re: Saline or gel for sclerals?

Postby CARMELTHOMPSON » Tue 12 Dec 2023 10:26 pm

Thank you Anne, I am doing well, just trying to get the left eye working better, I really appreciate your messages.

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Re: Saline or gel for sclerals?

Postby space_cadet » Thu 21 Dec 2023 1:39 pm

I hope you manage to find a workable solution x
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