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AMO Recalls Lens Solution Linked to Acanthamoeba Infections

» Written by // June 5, 2007 // ,


On May 25, AMO (Advanced Medical Optics) announced a recall of their “No Rub” solution, Complete® MoisturePlus ™ Multipurpose Solution. Although the company stands by its product and casts the blame on contact lens wearers who “improperly store, disinfect or handle” their contact lenses, the CDC forced them to recall the solution. Two researchers linked Complete users with an unusual incidence of acanthamoeba infection. The rsearchers were University of Illinois at Chicago opthamologists, Charlotte Joslin and Elmer Tu conducted the study.

The infection causes ‘acanthamoeba keratitis” a serious eye condition that can lead to blindness or serious eye injury.

Acanthamoeba keratitis is an eye condition that requires immediate medical attention:

Infection of the cornea by acanthamoeba, a microscopic water-borne ameba. The disease tends to occur in people who wear contact lens. It can accompany a bacterial infection of the eye. Acanthamoeba keratitis can produce corneal ulceration and result in severe loss of vision and even blindness. Signs and symptoms are persistent redness and pain in the eye. Treatment is with multiple antibiotics, often including antifungal drugs, and sometimes surgery after the infection has subsided.

The involved lots of recalled solution include:

FG Item No.

FG Lot No. FG Description
93184 ZB03087 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
93184 ZB03724 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
93184 ZB03734 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
93184 ZB03735 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
93184 ZB03736 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
93184 ZB03739 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
90104US ZB02710 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
90104US ZB02714 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
90104US ZB02718 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
90104US ZB02722 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
90105US ZB02746 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02750 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02771 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02792 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02796 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02800 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB02804 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
90105US ZB03535 COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz

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