Complete Moisture Plus Recall Lawsuits
Following reports from the CDC of an increased risk of a serious and potentially blinding eye infections, AMO Complete Moisture Plus multi purpose lens solution has been removed from the market. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing Complete Moisture Plus recall lawsuits nationwide.
>>INFORMATION: Contact Lens Solution Recall Lawyers
On May 25, 2007, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that there have been an increased number of contact lens wearers who developed Acanthamoeba keratitis eye infections after using Complete MoisturePLUS. The contact solution is used by about 10% of contact lens wearers in the United States, and has been associated with a disproportionate number of the otherwise rare eye infections reported. The CDC has determined that the risk of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis for users of Complete Moisture Plus contact solution is at least seven times greater than those who use a different lens solution.
The FDA has advised consumers to stop using the recalled contact lens solution, to discard unused bottles and replace the actual lenses and storage containers to remove the risk of future infections. The contact lens recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. recommend that users who have already developed the eye infection or symptoms of problems request a free consultation before discarding any unused portion of open bottles. (However, the bottles should be immediately marked and stored in a manner to prevent further use.)
Symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis eye infections include:
- Eye Pain
- Red Eyes
- Blurred Vision
- Sensitivity to Light
- Feeling that something is in the eye
- Excessive Tearing
It appears that the increased risk of eye infections with Complete Moisture Plus is caused by a combined effect of the composition of the solution and poor lens care which is common among many users. In fact, the manufacturers of Complete Moisture Plus advertise their product as a “no-rub” solution which further encourages poor lens care, and many experts recommend rubbing even with the multi-purpose solution.
The FDA has posted on their web site several measures which contact lens wearers should follow to maintain good lens care and reduce the risk of eye infection:
- Remove contact lenses before showing, using a hot tub, swimming or other activities involving contact with water
- Before handling contact lenses, wash hands with soap and water, then dry them
- Use fresh contact lens solution every time, never reuse or top off old solution bottles
- Store lenses in proper cases, which should be irrigated with sterile contact lens solution and left open to dry after each use
- Replace storage cases at least once every three months
COMPLETE MOISTURE PLUS RECALL LAWYERS
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If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, cornea damage or blindness after using the AMO Complete Moisture Plus lens solution, compensation may be available. Request a free lawsuit review.