Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Wednesday, 04 July 2007 18:38
An ongoing investigation confirms a “strong
association” between the use of a particular contact lens solution and
increased risk of a serious eye infection.
Acanthamoeba keratitis, or AK, is a
rare, but serious infection of the cornea that can cause both scarring and
blindness. The solution in question is Advanced Medical Optics Complete
MoisturePlus Multi-Purpose Solution. Patients with AK were found more likely to
report exclusively using the MoisturePlus solution. The investigation is
ongoing- but currently evidence exists that says re-using contact lens
solution, rubbing lenses during cleaning, and showering with lenses on
increases the risk of eye infections in contact lens users.