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Advanced Medical Optics Voluntarily Recalls Complete MoisturePlus Contact Lens Solution

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On May 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted health care professionals and their patients who wear soft contact lenses about a voluntary recall of Complete MoisturePlus Multi Purpose Solution manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics of Santa Ana, CA.

The company is taking this action due to 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 (CDC).

Symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis are not the same for everyone, but may include eye pain or redness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, sensation of something in the eye or excessive tearing. Early in the infection, the symptoms can be very similar to the symptoms of other more common eye infections but Acanthamoeba keratitis may eventually cause severe pain and possible vision loss with some patients requiring a corneal transplant if untreated.

Consumers who wear soft contact lenses should stop using the solution, discard all partially used or unopened bottles and replace their lenses and storage container. Those who believe they are in possession of the recalled product can call 1-888-899-9183 for more information.