Its a story of a boy who saw himself treating people's eye in future. The boy is now none other than Dr. John Eigenbrodt, a name in eye care.
People who are reluctant about following instructions regarding the proper use of contact lens are on the other way increasing the risk of even blindness.
Timeline: Contact solution maker failed to report
Key dates in the outbreak of eye infections linked to Advanced Medical Optics' Complete MoisturePlus solution:
Contact lens and optical product maker Bausch & Lomb has quietly managed to settle nearly 600 fungal-infection lawsuits for $250 million plus. While dozens more individual claims yet to be resolved.
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. has recalled their AMO Healon D Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device (OVD), 30 mg/mL fill size syringes, for containing endotoxin levels above the required limit. This excess endotoxin can potentially cause eye inflammation or Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) in patients after surgery.
US study have found that prolonged exposure to high temperatures degrades the antifungal properties of the ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution. Researchers consider it to be a probable reason behind U.S. eye infection outbreak in 2004 and 2006. Between August 2004 and March 2006, there were 154 confirmed cases of the eye infection Fusarium keratitis among users of ReNu with MoistureLoc, made by Bausch & Lomb, the study authors said.
Now there is a good news for cataract patients as new research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester reveals that artificial lens if coated with an antibiotic named hydrogel, shows significant reduction in the risk of post-operative eye infection "endophthalmitis ".
We often listen to the people saying that they prefer to use contact lens than spectacles. But no one talks or hardly some people know about the disadvantages of ill use of contact lens. And so today we will discuss about some points that can help us to live a disease free life.
Advanced Medical Optics Inc. said that it plans to begin shipping a new multipurpose contact lens solution in the first half of next month, returning to the market after recalling its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution in May due to significantly increased risk for severe eye infection - Acanthamoeba Keratitis, which can completely damage the cornea requiring corneal transplant.