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Alcon Labs issues hazard alert on certain intraocular lenses

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 3:11pm
Mass Device

Alcon Laboratories issues a warning on certain intraocular lenses after finding a higher-than expected rate of accelerated endothelial cell loss.

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Alcon Laboratories in conjunction with Australian healthcare regulators issued a warning on certain intraocular lenses after receiving reports of higher-than-expected rates of accelerated endothelial cell loss.

Alcon warned that a 5-year study of its AcrySof Cachet Phakic Lenses uncovered that about 1 in 100 required removal as a result of ECL, with higher rates in patients with smaller eyes or who self-identified as being Asian.

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