Advanced Medical Optics and FDA informed healthcare professionals and consumers who wear soft contact lenses of a recall of Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose Solution. The recall was based on reports of a rare, but serious, eye infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis, caused by a parasite. The link between the solution and the infection was identified as a result of an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Acanthamoeba keratitis may lead to vision loss with some patients requiring a corneal transplant. The infection primarily affects otherwise healthy people who wear contact lenses. Symptoms of the infection can be very similar to those of other more common eye infections include eye pain or redness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, the sensation of something in the eye or excessive tearing, but Acanthamoeba is more difficult to treat. Individuals who wear soft contact lenses should stop using the Advanced Medical Optics Complete MoisturePlus product immediately, discard all remaining solution including partially used or unopened bottles, and ask their healthcare professional about choosing an appropriate alternative cleaning/disinfecting product. Individuals should seek immediate treatment if they have symptoms of an eye infection as early diagnosis is important for effective treatment.
FDA Press Release: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01641.html