Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) is recalling their Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution after the CDC discovered that 138 people using the solution contracted acanthamoeba keratitis (AK).
UIC investigators think the infection is not originating in the manufacturing process, but that the cleaning solution is not protecting people from the infection, which they get in their eyes through showering or swimming, Tu said.
AK is caused by an amoeba, which if left untreated, can cause pain and blindness.
If you have AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution, throw out the solution, your contact lenses, the lens’ storage case, and call (888) 899-9183. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
Contact lens solution linked to eye infection [AP] (Thanks to Brian!)