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Complete MoisturePlus Side Effects May Lead To Bacterial Contamination Lawsuits

Complete MoisturePlus | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Complete MoisturePlus, Blindness, Bacterial Contamination, Ralstonia Bacteria

AMO Complete MoisturePlus Recall During the week of May 21, 2007, U.S. health investigators linked Complete MoisturePlus, a contact lens solution made by Advanced Medical Optics Inc., to the outbreak of a rare but serious eye infection that can cause blindness. As of May 24, 2007, in a probe that includes 35 states and Puerto Rico, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 138 culture-confirmed cases and has interviewed 46 patients. Research illustrates 36 of those people wore soft contact lenses, 21 reported using Advanced Medical Optics Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose a month before symptoms, and 14 used it exclusively. That was enough of a link to a product with limited market share to spark a public announcement, said Sharon Roy, medical epidemiologist with the CDC's division of parasitic diseases.

Eye infections from Acanthamoeba typically occur in contact lens wearers but are extremely rare, appearing on average in just one or two cases per million lens wearers per year. However, various eye-care centers around the U.S. have been tracking increased cases of the infection over the last three years. The CDC's interest in the recent outbreak was prompted by research done in the Chicago area at the University of Illinois at Chicago, led by Charlotte Joslin and Elmer Tu. They have tracked 67 cases of the outbreak in the Chicago area since June 2003, and had a paper on the matter accepted Friday for future publication in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

According to Ms. Joslin, who is familiar with the CDC's plans and research, the agency was expected to announce details regarding the infections and connections to the Advanced Medical Optics solution on Friday. The findings are very similar to what the UIC study uncovered in the Chicago area -in 55% of 38 cases where researchers had complete data, the Advanced Medical Optics solution was at issue, Ms. Joslin said of the local study. The product in question posted U.S. sales of $12.6 million in the first quarter, compared with overall company sales of $251.7 million.

Earlier AMO Complete MoisturePlus Recall

On November 22, 2006, 2.9 million packets of its Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose contact-lens solution and Active Packs have been recalled by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. after three lots sold in Japan were found to have bacterial contamination. The recall includes 183,000 Complete MoisturePlus units sold in the United States.

Advanced Medical Optics Inc., blamed the the contamination of the Complete MoisturePlus product on a water-borne organism that got into some solution at the company's plant in China. The company has said that the plant has been shut down until the problem is corrected. Advanced Medical said that the lens solution itself is not responsible for the contamination. The Complete MositrePlus recall comes just six months after Bausch Lomb recalled its ReNU with MoistureLoc multipurpose solution after the product was linked with a Fusarium keratititis, a rare but serious fungal eye infection.

The contamination became apparent after a retailer in Japan complained that some bottles of lens cleaner appeared to be damaged. The company traced the units to the plant in China and found that Ralstonia bacteria had compromised the disinfectant in the solution and were eating away at the oxygen in the bottles.

Multi-purpose lens cleaners such as Complete MoisturePlus accounted for about 17 percent of Advanced Medical's $920.7 million in global sales last year, according to the company's annual report.

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Recalled Complete MoisturePlus Contact Lens Solution Still on Store Shelves, In Homes

Aug 2, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP, LLP
Recalled Complete MoisturePlus Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution is still on some store shelves, and word of the recall has been slow to reach consumers.  As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that many are still using the product.  The contact lens solution, which was manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics, was recalled this past May after it was linked to several severe eye infections.In May, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) linked four cases of...

Doctors, Health Officials Confused By Latest Contact Lens Infections

May 29, 2007 | Parker Waichman LLP
Acanthamoeba keratitis a potentially blinding eye infection caused scrambling doctors and health officials this weekend to try and find out the reason for the outbreak which resembles a similar one that took place last year.  Complete MoisturePlus manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) has been pulled from store shelves as a result of the outbreak. The product markets itself as the “The first and only multi-purpose solution that contains two-tear like moisturizers, beneficial...

CDC warns about contact lens solution

May 26, 2007 | AP
Government officials are warning people to throw away a contact lens solution after an investigation linked it to a rare eye infection. The warning concerns AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution, used for cleaning and storing soft contact lenses, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The solution seems to be a factor cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a painful eye infection that can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. The CDC and the...

Advanced Medical Optics recalls contact lens solution

Nov 22, 2006 | AP
Eye care products maker Advanced Medical Optics Inc. is recalling U.S. batches of its Complete MoisturePlus multipurpose contact lens solution and Active Packs after finding bacterial contamination in three lots made at the same plant in China and distributed in Japan. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company said it has not received any reports of adverse health events associated with the 18 recalled product lots in the U.S. Advanced Medical Optics said it withdrew affected products from the...

Advanced Medical Optics Announces Voluntary Recall of 18 Lots of Complete(R) MoisturePLUS(TM) Contact Lens Care Products Distributed and Sold in the U.S.

Nov 22, 2006 | PRNewswire
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) (NYSE:EYE) , a global ophthalmic surgical and eye care products company, today announced a nationwide, voluntary recall of certain lots of its 12-ounce COMPLETE(R) MoisturePLUS(TM) multipurpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs. Three lots sold in Japan were found to have bacterial contamination, which compromised sterility. Because of this production-line issue at its manufacturing plant in China, AMO is recalling 18 lots distributed in the U.S....

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