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    Contact Lens Solution Recall

    Bacterial Contamination Prompts Recall of Certain Lens Products
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    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    Editor's note: In May 2007, Advanced Medical Optics voluntarily recalled its Complete MoisturePlus multipurpose solution after reports of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a potentially serious parasitic infection.

    Nov. 22, 2006 -- About 183,000 packages of 12-ounce Complete MoisturePLUS multipurpose contact lens solution and Complete MoisturePLUS Active Packs are being recalled due to possible bacterial contamination.

    The FDA and Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), which makes the recalled products, say contact lens wearers should stop using the recalled products immediately.

    People should remove their contacts and talk to an eye care specialist immediately if they experience eye infection symptoms such as redness, pain, tearing, increased sensitivity to light, blurry vision, discharge, or swelling, say the FDA and Advanced Medical Optics.

    The recall only applies to 18 lots of the products, listed below.

    "The vast majority" of Advanced Medical Optics' contact lens solution products distributed in the U.S. and Europe "are not affected by this recall," the company says.

    Nonsterile contact lens solutions "may have serious health consequences, including eye infection," Advanced Medical Optics says in a news release that is posted on the FDA web site.

    The company says it hasn't received any reports of health problems associated with the recalled product lots in the U.S.

    Production Problem

    The company blames production problems at a manufacturing plant in China for the problem.

    Three lots of products made at that plant and sold in Japan were found to contain bacteria, the company says.

    In light of that discovery, 18 lots of the products made at the Chinese plant and distributed in the U.S. are being recalled.

    It doesn't affect 4-ounce or 16-ounce bottles, or samples and packs provided to eye-care professionals.

    Recalled Products

    Here is a chart from Advanced Medical Optics showing the recalled products.

    Lot numbers can be found on the top of the product box and the side of the bottle.

    Package Lot No.
    Product Description
    Bottled Lot Number(s) in Kit
    ZB03087
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03085, ZB02845
    ZB03724
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03713, ZB03506
    ZB03734
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03713, ZB03506
    ZB03735
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03713, ZB03510
    ZB03736
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03713, ZB03510
    ZB03739
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Active Pack
    ZB03737, ZB03510
    ZB02710
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
    ZB02709
    ZB02714
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
    ZB02713
    ZB02718
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
    ZB02717
    ZB02722
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 12oz (360 mL)
    ZB02721
    ZB02746
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02745
    ZB02750
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02749
    ZB02771
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02770
    ZB02792
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02791
    ZB02796
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02795
    ZB02800
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02799
    ZB02804
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB02803
    ZB03535
    COMPLETE MoisturePLUS 2 X 12 oz
    ZB03534

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