A San Diego man Michael Connolly, an engineering systems analyst, contracted acanthamoeba keratitis, an infection that can cause pain and blindness. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court, claims Advanced Medical Optics made a defective product and failed to warn consumers.
Connolly has not recovered from the infection and may need surgery. He is almost legally blind in one eye, .
Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose solution was recalled May 25 after federal regulators found people who used the solution had a greater risk of acquiring a rare eye infection.
AMO spokesman Steve Chesterman declined to comment today.
Howevever In the past, the company has said there were no manufacturing or contamination problems and blamed improper use by consumers.
If anyone has experienced eye problems, call AMO at 1-800-347-5005 and the Food and Drug Administration at 1-800-332-1088.