AMO Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose Lens Solution
In May 2007, Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) of Santa Ana, CA. voluntarily recalled Complete Moisture Plus in the US after reports linked the contact lens solution to Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare but serious and painful eye infection of the cornea that can result in blindness, from using AMO's Complete MoisturePlus Multi Purpose contact lens solution.
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Lens Solution Recalled: Victims Lose Site
In June, 2007 a Texas resident filed a lawsuit against AMO alleging that she suffered permanent vision loss due to Acanthamoeba keratitis, from use of AMO's Complete MoisturePlus Multi Purpose contact lens solution. She began to suffer symptoms of light sensitivity, tearing, and redness in 2004, but her doctors were unable to diagnose her condition. By the end of 2004, she lost the vision in her left eye and in January 2005, she was finally diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis. The woman waited nine months for a corneal transplant--her vision is still impaired.
There are currently more than 48 separate lawsuits involving over 80 individual plaintiffs pending against AMO, including several class actions. Lawyers predict that more cases will be filed as medical records of potential claimants are evaluated.
By July 31, the FDA announced on its website that the recall had been reclassified from "voluntary" to "Class 1," which FDA reserves for cases where product use is associated with the "reasonable probability" of "serious adverse health consequences or death." Although the FDA alerted health care workers and soft contact lens customers about the recall, lawsuits state that AMO failed to adequately notify consumers and retailers of the recall.
Complaints allege that AMO's contact lens solution was not effective in disinfecting contact lenses; it was inferior to other multipurpose solutions available on the market; and that AMO's own data demonstrated the product's lack of effectiveness in preventing the growth of protozoa microorganisms, including acanthamoeba.
AMO Eye Infection Legal HelpIf you reside in Canada, please [click here] for the Canadian complaint form.
US residents: If you or a loved one has developed an eye infection after using AMO Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose lens solution, please click the link below to send your complaint to a lawyer to evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.
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