Investigation and potential class action reviewing a possible link between corneal eye infections (keratitis) and multi-purpose contact lens solutions including but not limited to ReNu with MoistureLoc & ReNu MultiPlus (Bausch & Lomb), Opti-Free (Alcon), SOLO-care (Ciba Vision), and Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose Solution (Advanced Medical Optics).
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration are investigating a link between the AMO Complete MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose Solution and 138 confirmed cases of Acanthamoeba Keratitis, another rare form of Keratitis, which is described as a painful eye infection that can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness.
The aforementioned investigation has led to a nationwide recall of the multi-purpose contact lens solution Complete MoisturePlus.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Bausch & Lomb (BOL)
Bausch & Lomb designs and manufactures eye care products and medical devices for eye diseases.
Advanced Medical Optics
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) acquired advanced Medical Optics. Advanced Medical Optics is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott and has been renamed Abbott Medical Optics Inc. Abbott Medical Optics is a medical devices company that manufactures and sells LASIK surgical devices, cataract surgical devices and contact lens care products
Alcon, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes hundreds of eye care products and eye care medical devices in more than 180 countries. Alcon is majority owned by Nestle S.A. and incorporated in Hünenberg, Switzerland with U.S. operations based in Fort Worth, Texas. It employees over 15,000 people.
Ciba Vision develops and manufactures of contact lenses and lens care products. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Novartis.
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