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Recalled Contact Lens Solution May Cause Blindness

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A contact lens solution has been recalled that may cause an infection that can lead to blindness. The recalled product is AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution and is manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics. The solution may be infected with a parasite that causes Acanthamoeba keratitis.

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.

Consumers should ask their doctor about choosing an appropriate alternative cleaning/disinfecting product and seek immediate treatment if they have symptoms of eye infection as early diagnosis is important for effective treatment, according to the CDC.

The symptoms of Acanthamoeba keratitis can be very similar to those of other more common eye infections and may include eye pain or redness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, sensation of something in the eye or excessive tearing, but Acanthamoeba is more difficult to treat.

People using the contact solution are advised to throw it away along with your contact lens case. You may also get more information by contacting the company at 1-888-899-9183.