Advanced Medical Optics, of Santa Ana, California has recalled its Complete MoisturePlus Multipurpose Solution. The FDA recommends that consumers stop using Complete MoisturePlus, throw away all unused solution and replace their lenses and contact lens storage container. This product is used for cleaning soft contact lenses. The recall comes after the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, identified a possible link between the Complete MoisturePlus Multipurpose Solution and increased risk of infection with Acanthamoeba keratitis. This infection is caused by a parasite, and can lead to vision loss and the necessity of a corneal transplant. A recent investigation by the CDC showed that even though this infection generally occurs in two of every one million U.S. contact wearers, users of Complete MoisturePlus had a seven times greater risk. Symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis may include blurred vision, eye pain, excessive tearing, light sensitivity, eye redness and the sensation of something in the eye. Consumers should seek immediate medical attention if they have symptoms of an eye infection.
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