By Martin Burns
Ciba Vision is recalling lots of its Softperm contact lenses over safety fears, it has been revealed.
The contact lens manufacturer announced that, following concerns that the product is not sterile and could cause eye infections, it is recalling certain batches while an investigation takes place.
According to the company, any lots supplied after March 13th last year may be affected and retailers and consumers have been advised to return them to the firm.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) stated that, after Ciba Vision made changes to a vial stopper on the lens packaging, the sterility of the product may have been affected and so could potentially lead to the development of eye infections over a period of time.
Earlier this year, contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb announced it was recalling its ReNu Multi-Purpose Solution and ReNu MultiPlus multi-purpose solution in Europe and the Middle East as a precautionary measure.
by Adrian Galbreth