Have you suffered eye burns as a result of using Clear Care contact lens cleaner, sold by Ciba Vision? Clear Care contact lens cleaner has been associated with reports of eye burning and serious eye injuries, including chemical burns and corneal ulcerations, which require emergency treatment.
Ciba Vision has been accused of failing to warn the users of Clear Care contact lens cleaner about its potential for serious eye injuries or provide adequate instructions for its safe use.The product liability lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating reports of serious, burning eye injuries caused by Clear Care contact lens solution. If you or someone you care about suffered an eye injury, such as a chemical burn or corneal ulceration, due to Clear Care contact lens cleaning solution, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about your legal rights, and discuss a potential Clear Care eye injury lawsuit with an experienced product liability lawyer, please contact Parker Waichman LLP today.
Clear Care Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Eye Injury Reports
Ciba Vision’s Clear Care contact lens cleaning solution contains 3% benzoil peroxide, and is used to remove dirt and film from contact lenses. Clear Care must be used with a special case that contains a platinum ring that neutralizes the peroxide after about six hours. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a nonprofit medication safety agency, has been lobbying get Ciba Vision to improve warnings on the Clear Care label. According to the ISMP, Clear Care doesn’t carry a strong enough caution that it should not be used directly in the eyes, or clear enough warnings that it must be used only with the special case. While the company has made some minor label changes, consumers continue to report serious eye injuries associated with the use of Clear Car.
At least 110 reports of eye problems caused by Clear Care have been reported since 2000 through the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MAUDE device monitoring system. More than a dozen eye injury reports were filed in the last half of 2011 and early 2012, after Ciba Vision modified the Clear Care label. However, it’s likely that many more people have suffered eye injuries due to Clear Care, as only about 1% of adverse events are ever reported to the agency. In many instances, injured Clear Care users have had to be rushed to hospital emergency rooms, where they were diagnosed with chemical burns, corneal ulcerations and other problems.
Critics of Ciba Vision say the company needs to make the warnings and instructions for safe use more prominent on the Clear Care label so consumers clearly understand that serious peroxide burns will result if the solution is not used with its special case. Others have called on the company to redesign the packaging so that the nozzle of the Clear Care bottle can fit only into its special case.
Legal Help for Victims of Contact Lens Cleaner?
If you or someone you love suffered a burning eye injury, including a chemical burn or corneal ulceration, because of Clear Care contact lens cleaning solution, you may have valuable legal rights. To discuss your case with one of Parker Waichman’s experienced product liability lawyers, please fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.