The latest reports concerning the contact lens market inform that Abbot, the manufacturer of numerous medical products, has recalled its contact lenses solutions. The reason for the recall, provided by the Wall Street Journal, was that some of the bottles had loose-fitting caps, which might have an impact on the lifespan and sterility of the solutions, which could put Abbot customers in danger of infections and other severe complications.
The company issued a statement that, so far, the problem has not caused any adverse effects, diseases or injuries. The recalled products are Complete Multi-Purpose Solution and Total Care (1) Contact Lens Solution; the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency’s Friday alert confirmed the recall and warned customers not to use the affected lot of the solutions in question, though it also stated that the problem concerned not the solutions themselves, but their faulty flip-top caps, causing leaks.
Abbot Laboratories entered the contact lens solutions market last year, when the company bought Advanced Medical Optics. It has been working on a new solution, called RevitaLens, awaiting approval of the FDA and already approved in Europe.