Contact solution maker failed to report cases of potentially blinding infection

Timeline: Contact solution maker failed to report

Key dates in the outbreak of eye infections linked to Advanced Medical Optics' Complete MoisturePlus solution:

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Contact lens users are at greater risk of amoebic keratits

Are You a contact lens user? then you should aware of, that lots of amoeba might be crawling here and there on your eyes- stated by a recent Spanish study.

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Contact Lens Can Be Disastrous If Not Used Properly

Acanthamoeba Keratitis is a very rare eye infection. It effects the contact lens users. The disease can take place for lack of proper cleaning of lens. Here we can take the case of Warren Cline. This Huntsville based 64-year-old businessman was suffering from the disease a year age.

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Advanced Surface Ablation is More Effective than LASIK in Post Keratoplasty Patients

According to a study done by Michael A.Lawless, MB MB, BS, FRACO, FRACS, FRCOphth, Advanced Surface Ablation with Mitomycin-C is more superior and effective than LASIK in the eyes of post- Keratoplasty(PK) patients.Advanced-Surface-AblationLASIK

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FDA Proposes Improving Contact Lens Product Testing and Advocating Universal Lens-care Guidelines


At the US Food and Drug Administration meeting in Washington last week, the eye experts have recommended some improved contact lens product testing. They also advocated universal lens-care guidelines to improve contact lens safety. A coalition of US ophthalmic organizations recommended the FDA to work closely with industry to expand and strengthen contact lens solution to protect consumers.

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Eye Infection (Fusarium Keratitis) Victim Recalls Horror Story To FDA


Sheila Kinsey underwent seven corneal transplants after contracting a devastating eye infection. It was her story that encouraged a panel of FDA consultants on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 to recommend to the Agency for strength testing and labeling requirements for contact lens disinfectant solutions. A group of eye doctors and scientists are appointed to make recommendations to FDA about the safety of multipurpose contact lens solutions.

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AMO Will Begin Shipping Contact Lens Solution After Acanthamoeba Keratitis Outbreak

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.

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Update: Complete MoisturePlus Contact Lens Solution Causing Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Complete MoisturePlus Contact Lens Solution, manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics, is used for cleaning and storage purposes for soft contact lenses. The solution recently has been found by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cause a seven-fold increase in a rare eye infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis, affecting those who use it. The infection is very serious and can lead to blindness or corneal infections in those who are exposed to the bacteria.

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