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Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. COMPLETE® MoisturePLUS™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution

Class 1 Recall
Date Recall
May 25, 2007

COMPLETE ® MoisturePLUS ™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution

14 U.S. Product Brands distributed under the Complete ® MoisturePLUS ™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution (formual 9451x):

  1. 90104 (MoisturePLUS, 12 oz)
  2. 90105 (MoisturePLUS, 2 X 12 oz)
  3. 90106 (Complete MoisturePLUS Lens Comfort Pack)
  4. 90168 (Complete MoisturePLUS 2 oz Starter Kit + Lens Case)
  5. 90169TR (Complete MoisturePLUS, 2 X 16 oz, TRAY)
  6. 90170 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 4 oz + Lens Case)
  7. 93184 (Active Pack, Complete MoisturePLUS 2 oz & B-N-C 5m1 + Lens Case)
  8. 93185 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 12 oz, BEAUTIFUL EYES PROMO)
  9. 93186 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 2 X 12 oz, BEAUTIFUL EYE PROMO)
  10. 93187 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 2 X 16 oz, BEAUTIFUL EYES PROMO)
  11. 93220 (Rejuvenate Kit -contains Complete MoisturePLUS 90174)
  12. 93221 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 12 oz + Blink Sample)
  13. 93280 (Complete Starter Kit -2 oz Complete MoisturePLUS + Lens Case)
  14. 93341 (Complete MoisturePLUS, 4 oz)
AMO has 486 U.S. accounts and distributed 57,252,581 units worldwide (27,807,198 units in the U.S.) from May 25, 2005 through May 28, 2007.
The solution cleans and disinfects soft contact lenses.
Recalling Firm:
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
1700 E Saint Andrew Place
Santa Ana, California 92705-4933
Reason for Recall:

There is a recent increase of a rare but serious infection in people who wear soft contact lenses. The infection is Acanthamoeba keratitis, caused by a parasite that is commonly found in nature. Acanthamoeba keratitis can cause permanent damage to the cornea and loss of vision. Some patients may require a corneal transplant, a surgical procedure that replaces the clear outer covering of the eye, in order to maintain vision in the affected eye. Early diagnosis and treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis is important to prevent permanent damage of the cornea. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an association between this type of infection and the use of Complete® MoisturePLUS™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution; although at present nothing suggests that the product is contaminated with the Acanthamoeba parasite.

Public Contact:

Consumers can call the company’s hotline at 1-888-899-9183 for instructions on what to do with their unused solution or unopened bottles.

FDA District:
Los Angeles
FDA Comments:

On May 25, 2007, Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) issued a press release announcing the voluntary recall of its Complete® MoisturePLUS™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution from the market.

AMO sent information on this recall to corporate accounts and eye care professionals.

The following are recommendations for users of Complete® MoisturePLUS™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution

  • Remove your lenses and stop using Complete® MoisturePLUS ™ Multi-purpose Contact Lens Solution immediately.
  • Contact AMO at 1-888-899-9183 for instructions on what to do with unused solution.
  • Replace your contact lenses and storage case.
  • Ask your eye care professional about choosing another appropriate alternative cleaning/disinfecting product.

See the nearby links for more information.

If you have any concerns about your contact lenses, you should contact your eye care professional.

Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of the product will cause serious injury or death.

Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.  See the nearby link to MedWatch.