Complete MoisturePLUS contact lens solution recall

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted November 26, 2006




Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. has announced a Complete Moisture Plus contact lens solution recall of nearly 3 million bottles.  The recall was initiated because of a bacterial contamination which could lead to a serious eye injury.

>>UPDATE 5/25/2007: Complete Moisture Plus linked to serious eye infections

A contact lens solution bacterial contamination may compromise the sterility of the product.  This can lead to eye infections and microbial keratitis.  Any contact lens users who have the recalled Complete MoisturePLUS solution, should discontinue use and contact their doctor if they develope any signs of an eye infection.

Eye infection symptoms may include:

  • redness
  • pain
  • tearing
  • increased sensitivity to light
  • blurry vision
  • discharge
  • swelling

Although the recall involves nearly 3 million of the Complete MoisturePLUS 12 ounce bottles and Active Packs, it has been indicated that under 200,000 of these units were shipped within the United States.  This would account for only 1% of the Complete MoisturePLUS contact lens solution products distributed in the US on an annual basis.  Therefore, the risk of exposure to the contaminated solution is low.

The FDA and Advanced Medical Optics have indicated that there have been no reports of adverse reactions associated with the contact lens solution.  However, it is not uncommon for serious complications to be reported weeks or months after the official announcement of a product recall.

>>RESOURCES: FDA Contact Lens Solution Recall Press Release

Over the past six months, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk have been representing individuals who suffered serious fungal eye infections as a result of the Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution recall.  Although the product was withdrawn from the market in May 2006, we continue to receive inquiries from individuals injured by the Renu with Moisture Loc solution.

If any users have suffered a serious eye injury after using the Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution, our product liability lawyers can review the circumstances surrounding the recall and the eye infection to determine if they may be entitled to compensation.  Click here to request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

4 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Kelly Rohrs says:

    I used this Renew product for a long time, and now I have chronic sensitivity, irritable eyes, chronic dryness and pain, greatly decreased vision and I can no longer wear contact leanses because of these symptoms. I don’t think I had a fungal infection, but I only see an eye doctor when I require a new prescription or pinkeye infection. Do I have a case?

    Posted on January 24, 2007 at 11:01 pm

  • Austin Kirk says:

    The contact lens solution discussed in this article is different from the Bausch & Lomb ReNu with Moisture Loc solution which was recalled in April 2006. The ReNu with Moisture Loc solution has been linked to fungal eye infections. At this time, we are only pursuing cases for individuals who have been diagnosed with a fungal eye infection. It should be pointed out that often fungal eye infections are misdiagnosed as bacterial infections. If you believe that you may have had a serious fungal eye infection which was misdiagnosed as a bacterial infection, complete our consultation request form to speak with a member of our team who can review this with you further.

    Posted on January 25, 2007 at 2:30 pm

  • Austin Kirk says:

    UPDATE ON NEW RECALL May 26, 2007.  A new recall involving the Complete Moisture Plus Contact Lens Solution was announced after the CDC linked Acanthamoeba keratitis eye infections to the product.

    The recall lawyers at Saiontz, Kirk & Miles, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have suffered problems as a result of this solution. Request a free claim evaluation.

    Posted on May 26, 2007 at 10:10 pm

  • Jill says:

    I had been using the AMO Complete MoisturePLUs for 1 year(purchase receipts to prove) when I developed Microbal Keratitis (doctor report to prove) in April of 2007. Due to the severity of my infection, I had a cyst that formed on my eye. Had it formed in the right spot, I would be blind right now. Because of this solution, I am unable to wear my contacts for extended periods. In the last 16 years that I have been wearing contacts, this is the first problem I have ever had. Thanks to this solution, my life and my enjoyment of it has changed. I have had expenses that have meant debt to my family. I believe that I deserve justice!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on May 29, 2007 at 8:55 am

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