Complete Moisture PLUS is an “all-in-one” multi-purpose contact lens solution which is manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO). The company issued a contact solution recall on May 26, 2007 after an alarmingly high number of reported cases of an otherwise rare and very serious eye infection.
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Over the past three years, eye care centers throughout the United States have been tracking an increased number of Acanthamoeba keratitis infections. The exact number of cases is not yet known, but researchers identified that there is a statistically significant increased risk associated this particular solution, which has approximately 10% of the market share in the United States.
Acanthamoeba Keratitis Eys Infections
Acanthamoeba is a naturally occurring micro-organism which is
found in water, soil, sewage, cooling towers and HVAC systems (heating and air conditioning). In the past, Acanthamoeba keratitis has been found in about one or two out of every one million contact lens wearers. It is often associated with users who do not properly clean their lenses or wear their contacts in a pool, hot tub or shower. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that the risk of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis is at least seven (7) times greater for users of Complete MoisturePLUS.
Treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis is difficult, so it is important to diagnose the condition early to prevent permanent eye damage. Symptoms are similar to other common eye infections and can effect people differently. Some of the common Acanthamoeba keratitis symptoms include:
- Eye Pain
- Red Eyes
- Blurred Vision
- Sensitivity to Light
- Feeling that something is in the eye
- Excessive Tearing
The FDA has advised consumers to stop using the recalled contact lens solution and to replace the actual lenses and storage containers they have been using.
Although the FDA has recommended that any unused bottles be discarded, if a serious eye infection has been suffered after using the product and you intend to pursue a lawsuit the remainder should be safely stored and properly marked to avoid future use while you investigate your potential claim.
Contact Lens Recall Lawsuits
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