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Avaira® Contact Lenses Recalled
Both brands of contact lenses were recalled as a result of an increased level of silicone oil residue, which can cause severe eye pain and injuries requiring emergency medical treatment. Side effects can include:
- Corneal abrasion
- Excruciating eye pain
- Hazy or blurry vision
- Impaired vision
- Torn corneas
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recalls affect more than 6.6 million contact lenses products. To determine if you have purchased a recalled lot of contact lenses, visit CooperVision's recall center.
FDA Issues a Class I Warning
The FDA issued a Class I warning—the strongest warning from the FDA that indicates a serious chance for adverse reactions or death—for the contact lenses, after receiving at least 40 reports of problems associated with contact lenses made by CooperVision.
If you or someone you know used recalled Avaira Toric or Avaira Sphere contact lenses and suffered an eye injury that required hospitalization or surgery, you could be entitled to compensation. Give our law firm a call today or fill out a free initial consultation form and tell us about your injury.
Avaira®is a registered trademark of CooperVision Inc., a division of The Cooper Companies Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or CooperVision Inc.