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Public Health Warning – Letter to The Washington Post

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating over 130 reports that an eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis has been potentially linked to the AMO with Complete MoisturePlus brand contact lens solution.

Most recently, AMO announced a voluntary recall of the Complete MoisturePlus brand contact lens solution. Although there is no evidence of contamination or a manufacturing problem, contact lens wearers should immediately stop using the contact lens solution, to discard all remaining Complete MoisturePlus solution and use an alternative cleaning or disinfecting product until the exact cause of these infections is determined.

Patients should schedule an appointment with their eye doctor to determine a new contact lens solution system and hygiene regiment. Patients should also contact their eye doctor immediately if they have additional questions or concerns about any abnormal eye and vision conditions they may be experiencing.

In the meantime, please know that contact lenses remain an effective form of vision correction when properly prescribed by an eye doctor and cleaned and stored according to a doctor’s instructions.

Michael Berenhaus, OD
Bethesda Vision Care

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