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Eye Burns Linked to Contact Lens Cleaner

Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Jun 13, 2012 in Consumer Alerts

The Institute for Safe Medical Practices (ISMP), a patient safety group, claims that Clear Care contact lens cleaner does not adequately warn consumers about the dangers of using the product incorrectly. The patient safety group insists that Clear Care does not carry a strong enough warning that the 3% hydrogen peroxide solution should not be used directly in the eyes, or clear enough warnings that the solution should only be used with the products case. Clear Care uses a special contact lens case with a platinum ring that neutralizes the peroxide after a few hours. If consumers fail to use the product correctly, they can sustain severe eye injuries.

Consumers have reported chemical burns, corneal ulcerations and other problems after misusing the product. 

Ciba Vision, the company that sells Clear Care and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) insist that the warning labels, which were updated in 2011, are adequate enough. The ISMP says that while the label changes were made last year, consumers are still accidentally putting the contact solution directly into their eyes. ISMP would like the label for Clear Care to be updated again.

According to MSNBC, 110 reports of eye problems caused by Clear Care have been reported to the FDA in 2000.

If you have been injured from a product that was inadequately labeled, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. An experienced Knoxville injury lawyer can assist you with your legal claim.

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