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2014-08-18 08:28:21

Researchers, federal health officials and industry partners to explore prevention strategies SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare infection among contact lens wearers that causes severe eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and potential vision loss. The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and...

2013-07-02 23:03:36

Summer is right around the corner, and people are flooding to the beaches, lakes, and pools. However, there are many health concerns that come along with swimming with your contact lenses in. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 With the summer season coming up, it's important to understand and realize the very real health risks of swimming with contact lenses in. CLEcontactlenses.com has compiled some of the most common risks and alternative options. Swimming with contact lenses in can...

2010-05-05 13:21:00

LONDON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- No music festival is complete without freaky interesting characters walking around, helping to create the buzzing atmosphere that every good festival has. You don't have to be high or drunk to the eyeballs to see sights such as men with cannabis leaf eyes and women with feline cat eyes, as fashion contact lenses takes storm! Fashion contact lenses are the latest fashion trend which is taking off globally like a rampant fish to water. Mark Evans, the director...

2009-06-22 12:06:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is announcing the results of an inspection conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where investigators determined that a subsidiary of Abbott Park, Ill.-based Abbott Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: ABT) failed to disclose multiple reports of a serious parasitic eye infection for more than a year. In an Associated Press story reported June 20, 2009, Schmidt & Clark Managing...

2009-04-10 12:36:00

New Contact Lens and Case Timer Solves Widespread Problem ST. LOUIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There are over 38 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. and children are the fastest growing segment. The contact lens industry is enjoying great success, but there is danger growing under those lenses. Danger in the form of hard to pronounce words like fusarium keratitis and acanthamoeba keratitis. These are nasty words that are causing eye health complications from minor eye infections to...

2009-01-26 14:44:00

Optometrists and other experts sponsor workshop to investigate increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis and to develop new testing methods to improve contact lens care products and protect against infections ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase the safety and effectiveness of contact lenses and lens care products for consumers, doctors of optometry from the American Optometric Association (AOA) co-sponsored a workshop last week with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's...


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