A Guide to Clinical Contact Lens Management

Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

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Lipid lens deposits

Video: Deposits (Lipid)

Deposits (Lipid)

Deposits – Lipid

Symptoms

  • None to mild discomfort, reduced vision

Signs

  • Shimmering, oily film on the lens surface

Etiology

  • Accumulation of lipid on soft lens surface
  • More common in SiHy and FDA Group II hydrogels
  • May be from poor tear film quality exacerbated by lid margin disease
  • Skin care products may deposit on lens during lens handling

Prevalence

  • Common

Differential Diagnosis

Management

  • Consider switching to DD lenses
  • Change lens material
  • Review rub and rinse routine
  • Switch to solution with surfactant
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