Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

The Acuvue lenses may have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on wearer’s eyes

A widely-sold brand of contact lenses could have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on the wearer’s eyeball.

An alert and product recall has been issued for Johnson & Johnson Acuvuee daily disposable lenses. The recall specifically relates to batches of 1-day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) say the contact lens or the lenses’ blister solution could have come into contact with particles which scratch the eyes.

There is a danger of “eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion”.

A statement from MHRA says: “The affected lots may have particles on the contact lens or in the contact lens blister solution.

“If the particles are not noticed before insertion into the eye, this could cause eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion (damage to the surface of the eye).”

Source: Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

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