Contact Lens Solution Recall

A contact lens solution recall has stores and doctor's offices pulling the bottles off their shelves.

The FDA is telling consumers that use Advanced Medical Optics Complete Moisture Plus contact lens solution to throw it away.

The solution has been associated to a rare eye infection called Acanthamoeba.

"Acanthamoeba is a free-living organism that lives in sewage, untreated water, swimming pools even," Dr. Lowell Ware said.

Doctor Ware said the solution doesn't have the proper disinfecting method to kill the infection. He does say the infection isn't common.

"Only one to two contact lens wearers per million contact lens wearers contract this infection - that's quite rare," Dr. Ware said.

Acanthamoeba can be caused by other everyday activities as well.

"It's associated with patients who wear their contacts while swimming or use tap water as well in care of their contact lenses," Dr. Ware said.

Doctor Ware said those who are concerned about contracting the infection should look for redness of your eyes, blurry vision, light sensitivity and irritation.

He said to keep your eyes healthy, you should follow a few basic cleaning procedures like wash your hands, clean your case, replace it every three months and use an approved solution.

For more information about the recall you can log onto "http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01641.html".


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