Complete Moisture Plus Recall Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted May 27, 2007


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

complete moisture plus recallOn 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


Additional information regarding the Complete Moisture Plus recall will be posted to this area of our website as it becomes available.  Updates can be obtained by requesting updates by email or subscribing to our RSS feed.

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.

4 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Jeffrey Sigler says:

    i have been using Allergan Complete All in One Solution for a number of years on the recommendation of my optomotrist. I have suffered all of these effects
    * Eye Pain
    * Red Eyes
    * Blurred Vision
    * Sensitivity to Light
    * Feeling that something is in the eye
    * Excessive Tearing
    in addition to decreasing eye health my eye doctor discovered tears on my cornea for which i had to have laser surgery in order to prevent corneal collapse. i currently reside in canada but am a U.S. citizen.

    Posted on May 28, 2007 at 6:37 am

  • scelestine t says:

    hello, I just started using the moister plus, and my eye fell like somthing is in my eye, when i would get the feeling or notice it I would put my glasses on just to see if anything was in my eye, I have stop using the moisture plus, but now i still feel that sensation. I get that blurry vision. but it go and come.

    I havent went and got a check-up yet ,after I heard about the product., but I holp that your llllllllllleyes get better we believe when we buy something that it would be good for us, and make things better, but we find out that we just got in a worst situation I wanted to be able to see, not buy something and find out your site have gotten worse because of something you had faith in.

    Posted on June 20, 2007 at 11:44 am

  • Caroline says:

    Hello,Iam an Australian and have been using this product for 2 years and have had alot of problems with my eyes.Could this be the reason?
    When I began to have problems reading I went to the eye professionals and they priscribed glasses and I requested contact lenses for outings and functions.I received Moisture Plus solution to care for the lenses.From the very beginning I had trouble,very watery/teary eyes and blurred vision and they felt gritty.In particular my left eye suffered the most resulting in a severe infection that was operated on in a day surgery twice,where the ducts in my eye lid filled with puss and they cut the lid on the inside to release it.
    When I stop wearing the lenses it clears up.But every time I use them the tearing gritty blurred vision comes back.I thought it was the lenses or my eyes,but could it be the solution.Does this problem effect the product sold in Australia ,as I am sure it would be the same formula.
    It came to my attention after a story on a current affairs show about an Australian man with the same problem you have described,He lost his vision in one eye!

    Posted on May 21, 2008 at 12:49 am

  • Tammy says:

    I used this ReNu in Nov ’08 thru feb ’09. I have noticed a drastic change in my eyesight,but accounted it to my age (45). I do have sensitivity to light, very blurry vision with & without my contacts, cannot wear my glasses any longer as I can’t see clearly enough to function, my eyes constantly water, and have developed red rims and red tint to the whites.

    Posted on June 1, 2009 at 7:00 am

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