Monday, June 11, 2007

AMO recalls contact lens solution

I've been wearing soft contact lenses for nearly 10 years, and I couldn't think of giving them up. There's so convenient and my vision coverage is so much better than with my glasses (i.e., peripheral vision). That said, I'm always a bit concerned when I hear about a contact lens solution recall. Most recently, Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) recalled Complete MoisturePlus contact lens citing infection risk, which is unfortunately the solution I use. CNN Money reported that "The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interviewed 46 patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare but serious cornea infection, and found that of the 39 who wore soft contact lenses, 21 used Complete MoisturePlus." And just last year, Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc was recalled after it was linked to keratitis.
I'm a numbers sort of person, so this data isn't enough to make me stop wearing my lenses, but I'll keep my eyes peeled for new studies and data.


They Call Me Mommy said...

AMO has set up a recall hotline. Call ( 888) 899-9183 to leave your information and they will send you a kit within 3 weeks. I'll post more info once I receive the kit.