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Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution

... documents reveal the link between Acanthamoeba keratitis and a popular contact lens solution sold by ... there was a significant increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis cases associated with Complete MoisturePlus," Mr. ... the sight-threatening eye infection Acanthamoeba keratitis among users of the company's Complete ...

High Temps Degrade Contact Lens Solution: Study

... 154 confirmed cases of the eye infection Fusarium keratitis among users of ReNu with MoistureLoc, made by ... isolates [seven of which were associated with the keratitis epidemic]," the researchers wrote. Compared to ... on the strains of Fusariam associated with the keratitis outbreak, ReNu with MoistureLoc allowed fungal ...

AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers

... and other experts sponsor workshop to investigate increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis and to develop new testing methods to improve contact lens care products ... standard testing process, despite numerous Acanthamoeba and Fusarium keratitis incidences among lens wearers in late 2006 and 2007. To help protect ...

Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas

... safety and compliance issues related to past Acanthamoeba and Fusarium keratitis incidences among lens wearers. The FDA regulates contact lenses and lens ... if the patient reports that it is not improving with treatment. -- keratitis symptoms such as foreign body sensation, tearing, light sensitivity, and ...

New study finds resistant organisms at core of soft contact lens corneal infections

... were no data to prove this. This is the first in-vitro model for cornea keratitis infections caused by the fungus Fusarium, which was one of the main ... for ReNu with MoistureLoc not being effective against the outbreak of keratitis is that the solution is not effective against biofilms and the organisms ...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... 9.8% of patients, respectively) are currently reported in 6.7% and 1.7%, respectively, of patients with the 44-(micro)g L-PPDS. Superficial punctate keratitis is reported in one patient (1.7%). No conjunctival or ocular hyperemia has been observed. Week-4 patient-reported comfort and tearing scores for the ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... as hot tubs and Jacuzzis. The species is associated with many different human diseases such as central nervous system infections and Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), an infection of the cornea that can ultimately lead to blindness. 85% of AK cases in the United States are attributed to contact lens wear, ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains SFDA Approval for Diclofenac Sodium Eye Drops

... of Diclofenac Sodium eye drops. The document number for the drug is 2009S02063. Diclofenac Sodium eye drops are used to treat uveitis, keratitis and sclerotitis, conditions that affect the eye. They are able to inhibit new formations of unwanted vessels in the cornea and to reduce inflammation ...

70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports

... is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those lenses. Danger in the form of hard to pronounce words like fusarium keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis. These are nasty words that are causing eye health complications from minor eye infections to blindness. Thousands of ...

Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP

... a report by the Centers for Disease Control linking Complete MoisturePlus to an outbreak of serious corneal infections known as Acanthamoeba keratitis . AMO is currently facing several hundred products liability cases and claims brought by consumers who developed the sight-threatening disease after ...

Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated

... for pathogens every time they were tested. These pathogens can cause keratitis, an often painful inflammation of the cornea. Complications from keratitis can lead to vision loss. The findings were presented at a recent joint meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the European ...

QLT announces encouraging Phase II data from core study of Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... were mild and transient in nature and were most likely resolved during the adaptation period to punctal plug wear. Ocular hyperemia and punctate keratitis rates were 1.6% each. At Week 12, patient-reported comfort and tearing scores were favorable: 89% of patients rated L-PPDS comfort as 'no awareness' ...

Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?

... in Lancet shows the lifetime risk of bacterial keratitis to be 1 in 100 for contact lenses worn daily. Bacterial keratitis is an infection that causes an inflammation of ... of infection from contacts. The risk of bacterial keratitis has changed little over the years for contact ...

Corneal infections Linked to External Contamination

... found in soil and plants. The disease microbial keratitis is a rare and serious infection which can lead to ... treatment. The annual incidence of microbial keratitis has been found to be four to 21 per 10,000 soft ... the link between the outbreak of Fusarium keratitis with contact lens products, hygiene practices and ...

Investigations Reveal That Infections Due To Contact lens Could Cause Blindness

... a new and unprecedented outbreak of fusarium keratitis and that this is the first time that such an ... By highlighting this serious outbreak of fusarium keratitis among contact lens wearers in Singapore, we hope ... It has been explained that till date fungal keratitis has been rare in the UK. The ISD Scotland, which ...

Reports Characterize Fungal Eye Infections Among Soft Contact Lens Wearers

... in south Florida, only three cases of fungal keratitis associated with contact lenses were seen between ... School of Medicine, report 34 cases of fungal keratitis among soft contact lens wearers from January 2004 ... cause for the increased prevalence of Fusarium keratitis is not known, they continue; more research is ...

Reduce eye infection through new-age contact lenses

... It is possible to reduce eye infections like keratitis by wearing the latest silicone hydro gel lenses ... varied results on the incidence of non-severe keratitis and severe keratitis. The researchers had ... matrix to differentiate between of non-severe keratitis and severe keratitis. The results showed ...

Novagali Pharma Presents Phase III Clinical Trial of Vekacia(R) for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

... statistically significant improvement of both objective signs of VKC and keratitis in treated patients. Both doses were safe and well tolerated. ... 0.1% treatment arms, respectively). Similarly, improvement in superficial keratitis was statistically significant with Vekacia(R) 0.05% versus vehicle ...

Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall

... incidences of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Co-infection with a bacterial keratitis is common both in contact lens cases and on the cornea, which can ... keratitis. As of May 29, 2007, 138 cases of suspected Acanthamoeba keratitis are under investigation by the CDC and public health authorities around ...

Eye Hygiene Crucial To Keep Fungus at Bay

... wind that the solution was spurring a fungus infection called Fusarium keratitis , known to affect the cornea. There were nearly 109 cases reported, and ... then, the numbers of cases reported have risen to 176. Fusarium keratitis is considered potentially dangerous, causing widespread damage to the ...

US On Alert After Outbreak Of Corneal Infections

... Atlanta, acknowledging that they are investigating three cases of Fusarium keratitis -- a severe corneal fungal infection that has recently been linked to soft ... that the details are unfolding as we speak." Treatment for Fusarium keratitis includes anti-fungal medication. However, some patients have reportedly ...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

... A recent research has found that the use of a specific contact lens solution is very strongly linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare severe eye infection. The study, by University of Illinois researchers, has been published online by the American Journal of ...

Molecule responsible for age associated macular degeneration identified

... in the area of lipid research. His work centers on the oxidation of lipids in the body that contributes to a host of diseases including glaucoma, keratitis and other eye diseases as well as Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, autism and end-stage renal disease. He discovered many chemical ...

Mystery Behind Lens Cleansing Solution and Eye Infection Unresolved

... manufactured by Bausch and Lomb. Bausch & Lomb, who are producers of both contact lens and lens solution, feels that the cause of Fusarium keratitis infection is not emanating from the product or the solution. ReNU solution apparently caused the problem amongst its users in both Hong Kong and ...

Alarm Raised for Contact Lens Wearers

... the number of patients that have been affected are relatively few in number contact lens wearers must be warned because the infection, fusarium keratitis could cause blindness in the patients if left untreated. The public as well as eye care professionals must be aware and alert to quickly diagnose ...

Rare Fungus Infection, Not Due to Our Products, Says Bausch & Lomb

... up in certain parts of Asia. Bausch & Lomb, who are producers of both contact lenses and lens solution, feels that the cause of Fusarium keratitis infections is not emanating from the product or the solution. ReNU solution apparently caused the problem amongst its users in both Hong Kong and ...
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