NEW PRODUCTS: Solutions for Gas-Permeable Lenses

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<ul><li><p>CONTINUING EDUCATION-1983 PROGRAMME </p><p>To date the following Continuing Education meetings have been arranged by or under the sponsorship of The Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists for 1983: </p><p>13th-18th March - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmologys 9th Congress in Hong Kong (some registration forms at R.A.C.O. office). </p><p>18th-19th March - Microsurgical Teaching Workshop sponsored by A.P.A.O. and R.A.C.O. (Chairman: D r A. S. M. Lim, Unit 0609, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth Road, Singapore 0922). </p><p>7th-10th April - Clinical Ophthalmic Pathology Conference in Sydney sponsored by N.S.W. Branch, Sydney Eye Hospital and Sydney University Dept. of Ophthalmology. (Chair- man: Dr R. F. Taylor, 187 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000). </p><p>26th Aprdth May - Series of one-day seminars on Healon in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth (Co-ordinator: Dr. G. G. Thomson, 171 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead 2145). </p><p>9th-10th June - Queensland Branch Retina Symposium in Brisbane. (Organizer: Dr D. J . Stark, 40 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba 4102). </p><p>2nd-7th October - 15th Annual Scientific Con- gress in Adelaide. (Congress Secretary: Mrs Lyn Thompson, P.O. Box 378, Blackwood 505 1). </p><p>NEW PRODUCTS </p><p>Solutions for Gas-Permeable Lenses Two solutions specifically formulated by Barnes-Hind for hard gas-permeable contact lenses are now available. </p><p>COMBISOL* Wetting and Soaking Solution according to Barnes-Hind will produce superior wetting angles in the major hard gas-permeable contact lenses, and does not alter lens parameters after continuous soaking. Colour and clarity of lenses are also unaffected by Combisol. </p><p>Barnes-Hind claim that overnight storage in Combisol is adequate to disinfect hard gas-permeable contact lenses. </p><p>Prior to storage in Combisol, gas-permeable contact lenses must be cleaned with COMBICLEAN* daily cleaner, a nonionic surfactant cleaner which may be applied to both lens surfaces and rubbed with the finger or used in the HYDRA-MAT 11* cleaning device. </p><p>Daily cleaning with Combiclean will enhance lens comfort and prevent lens dry spot deposits, according to Barnes-Hind. After cleaning with Combiclean, lenses must be rinsed thoroughly with water, before storing in Combisol solution. These solutions are not intended for use with soft contact lenses. </p><p>Combisol is presented in 120 ml and Combiclean 25 ml. </p><p>63 </p></li></ul>

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