Contact Lens Recall Spurs Lawsuit

In two recent decisions, the FDA determined that the eyes have it. And that’s not a positive outcome.

In November, the agency issued a class I recall of Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses, manufactured by CooperVision. (Class I is the most serious of the FDA’s graduated scale; see below for a description.) Last week, the feds issued the same recall for another of CooperVision’s products, the Avaira Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lens.

These lenses, the agency determined, put users at risk of serious eye injury because of silicone oil residue. Initial symptoms of the problem include hazy or blurry vision, discomfort and corneal abrasions. If you use either of these products, visit CooperVision’s website to see if the lot number on your lens package is included in the recall. If you don’t have the number, or if you simply want to exercise caution, cease using the lenses immediately and call your eye doctor.

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