FDA raises contact lens recall to Class I

MedPage Today (10/18, Frieden) reports that the Food and Drug Administration “has raised the recall of CooperVision’s AVAIRA Toric Soft Contact Lenses for Astigmatism to Class I — the agency’s strongest — because silicone residue on the lenses could cause hazy vision, discomfort, or eye injuries.” In addition, CooperVision “has received reports of severe eye pain from lens users since the original recall was issued on Aug. 19,” the company said in a statement. “The recalled lenses were manufactured from Nov. 1, 2010 through Aug. 3, 2011.”