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.
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|