AMO pulls lens care solution

August 23, 2007

AMO is voluntarily recalling its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solutions after receiving data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linking the solution with an increase in the occurrence of the eye infection, acanthamoeba keratitis.

AMO is voluntarily recalling its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solutions after receiving data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linking the solution with an increase in the occurrence of the eye infection, acanthamoeba keratitis (AK).

CDC data from interviews with 46 patients who developed AK, found that 39 were soft contact lens wearers and 21 of these reported using Complete MoisturePlus products. The CDC has estimated the risk of developing AK is at least seven times greater for those using the AMO solution than for those using alternative solutions. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the recall is related to product contamination and does not apply to any other AMO contact lens care products.

Contact lens wearers are advised to see their doctor if they have any of the following symptoms: eye pain, redness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, the sensation of something in the eye or excessive tearing.