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Acanthamoeba Keratitis Lawsuit

The Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) Complete® MoisturePlus™ contact lens solution has been linked to serious eye infections including the development of Acanthamoeba keratitis and microbial Keratitis. 

If you or a loved one have developed a corneal infection (keratitis) while using any multi-purpose contact lens solution, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

Why You Should Choose Schmidt & Clark, LLP: Our law firm is one of the most active firms in the country regarding the ongoing Complete® MoisturePlus™ litigation.  To learn more about us and our work, please click the following link: : Our Experience – Contact Lens Solution Litigation

Breaking News Regarding Acanthamoeba Keratitis & Complete® MoisturePlus™

What is Acanthamoeba Keratitis?

Acanthamoeba Keratitis primarily affects otherwise healthy people, most of whom wear contact lenses. In the United States, an estimated 85% of cases occur in contact lens users. Acanthamoeba Keratitis is a rare, local infection of the eye that typically occurs in healthy persons and can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. Acanthamoeba Keratitis varies greatly from person to person.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Acanthamoeba Keratitis vary greatly from person to person. Generally, people that have been diagnosed with Acanthamoeba Keratitis exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensation of something in the eye
  • Excessive tearing

Because there are similarities with symptoms of other eye infections, early diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis.

Diagnosis

Early diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis. The infection is usually diagnosed by an eye specialist based on symptoms, growth of the ameba from a scraping of the eye, and/or seeing the ameba by a process called confocal microscopy.

Talk to your doctor: Acanthamoeba Keratitis is often misdiagnosed, and/or confused with other forms of keratitis caused by bacteria, fungus or viruses such as herpes. If you have developed a corneal infection that has not responded well to treatment, you may want to ask your doctor to consider acanthamoeba.

Treatment

Several prescription eye medications are available for treatment. However, the infection can sometimes be difficult to treat and the best treatment regimen for each patient should be determined by an eye doctor. If you suspect your eye might be infected with Acanthamoeba Keratitis, see an ophthalmologist immediately.

Contact Lens Safety – Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Below, is a video published by the U.S. Food & Drug Adminsitration (FDA) regarding contact lens safety as it relates to protecting yourself from Acanthamoeba Keratitis.

Acanthamoeba Keratitis & AMO Complete® MoisturePlus™ Recall

In the second nationwide recall, Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) in association with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling its popular its Complete® MoisturePlus™ Multi-Purpose Solution.

The CDC and the FDA are investigating 138 confirmed cases of Acanthamoeba Keratitis, a rare, painful eye infection that can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness.

“The CDC estimates a risk of at least seven times greater for those who used Complete MoisturePlus solution versus those who did not.”

In addition to the most recent recall, our law firm is still accepting cases of Microbial Keratitis, another eye/corneal infection that was linked to AMO Complete® MoisturePlus™ contact solution in November 2006. The earlier recall was initiated because it was discovered that certain lots of the 12-ounce Complete® MoisturePlus™ Multi-Purpose contact lens care solution and Active Packs were contaminated with bacteria.

Learn More: Complete® MoisturePlus™

If you feel that you may have developed Microbial Keratitis or Acanthamoeba Keratitis you should seek professional medical attention immediately. If left untreated, these infections could lead to blindness, vision loss or other serious side effects.

Do I have a Acanthamoeba Keratitis Lawsuit?

The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Complete® MoisturePlus™ recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new corneal infection (keratitis), including Acanthamoeba Keratitis cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one have developed a corneal infection (keratitis) while using any multi-purpose contact lens solution, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.

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