There has been some renewed media interest, mainly coming from the United States, of CooperVision’s worldwide voluntary recall, including Australia and New Zealand, of Avaira Toric contact lenses.
CooperVision says only limited lots of Avaira Toric soft contact lenses were affected by a recent voluntary recall of the product, and that all necessary actions have been taken to alert its customers.
The recall was initiated in August after the discovery of a silicone oil residue on lenses manufactured between November 2010 and August 2011.
The United States Food and Drug Administration recently broadcast details of the recall, saying the recalled lenses may cause symptoms ranging from hazy, blurred vision and discomfort, to eye injuries requiring medical treatment.
The recall was initiated in August after the discovery of a silicone oil residue on lenses manufactured between November 2010 and August 2011…
CooperVision Australia/New Zealand said despite the renewed interest in the recall in the US, all necessary actions were taken in August.
Marketing Manager Michelle North said the company would continue to work with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and MedSafe in New Zealand, its distributors, customers, eye care practitioners and lens wearers if any further actions were required.
“We at CooperVision take great pride in the quality of the product delivered to our customers and would like to assure you that only limited lots of Avaira Toric, and no other CooperVision products, were affected by the recall,” she said.