Over the years patients have inquired about disinfecting their artificial eyes at home. Normal at home cleaning is done simply with a mild soap and water and is usually all that is required. However, after the rare ocular infection, it may be advised to have your prosthesis disinfected. This can be done at your Ocularist office with chemicals designed for use on PMMA plastic. However, when an office visit is not possible a solution of 1:10 Bleach to water may do the trick. Simply soak your prosthesis for 10 minutes, then wash well with soap and water.
It is very important that you never use rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol on your prosthesis, as this will damage the material.
*This information is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by your Physician, Ocularist or other healthcare provider.