FDA Recalls Chemical Agent Used in Eye Surgeries

Citing dozens of eye problems, the FDA has issued a Class I recall of Advanced Medical Optics Inc.’s Healon D which is used in various types of eye surgeries including corneal transplants, cataract removal and other ophthalmic procedures. The FDA recalled the product after receiving numerous complaints and problems associated with the chemical agent.
The recalled product’s lot number is UD30654. The FDA’s determination that the product is Class I underscores the serious nature of the problems associated with Healon D which comes prepackaged in a syringe and is applied using a small tube.
Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. had issued a recall of the product in October but only recovered 964 of the 1,450 units that were distributed on the market.