Sunday, February 10, 2013
Alcon/CIBA Nothing to Do with Woman Who Lost Her Eye
“Contact lens firm Alcon has stressed that reports of a patient losing an eye had nothing to do with the CIBA Vision contact lenses she had worn.,” reports Optician Online. “It was reacting to a report in The Sun newspaper, headlined 'Mum claims contact lens fungus ate away her eye', saying the infection she had developed was not connected to the Focus Dailies one-day CLs she had purchased online. 'Alcon was concerned to hear of this and conducted an investigation based on the evidence provided, but did not find any connection between the contact lens and the consumer's unfortunate experience,' a company statement said. Alcon also clarified it does not own the Lenstore.co.uk store used to purchase the lenses in question, after the newspaper reported it did. The 42-year-old female patient said she wore the Focus Dailies for one day but they felt uncomfortable. When symptoms worsened her doctor prescribed eye drops, only for a fungal infection caused by Fusarium to become so severe that surgeons were forced to remove her eye.” Read more.