Contact Lens Solution Causes Eye Burns

by fst | June 6th, 2012

June 6, 2012

While many Americans rely on corrective contact lenses to see, some are unaware of the potential health risks that a certain brand of the product may present to users. According to an article released by MSNBC News, 110 people have suffered chemical burns to their eyes after using Clear Care contact lens solution, made by Ciba Vision.

The solution contains a mixture of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide used to clean the lenses, which when put in the eye can cause stinging and burning that results in injuries, such as corneal ulcerations. The solution is sold with a special case that neutralizes the hydrogen peroxide after about 6 hours, but the product is sold next to multi-propose saline solution, and experts argue the packaging does not contain enough warning labels.

The makers of the product and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contend, despite estimates of those affected by the product reaching the thousands that the product is safe and the warning labels are sufficient. The company has altered the label several times in recent years to highlight the warnings of only using the product with its special case and never putting the product directly into the eye.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin highly suggest reading through a product’s warning labels before beginning use in order to prevent an Indiana Drug Injury, such as the one thousands of unknowing contact wearers have suffered.

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