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FDA Announces Recall of Device Used in Eye Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of a device used in eye surgeries.  The device was manufactured by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) of Santa Ana, California.  The device that was recalled is used to maintain space in the eye during surgery. Typically, such devices are pre-packaged in a syringe and are applied using a small tube.

On Oct. 30, 2008, AMO voluntarily recalled all 4,439 units of the device bearing lot no. UD30654, due to complaints of inflammation after eye surgery, including Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS).  TASS is a post-operative, acute inflammation of the anterior segment of the eye (the front third of the eye including the cornea, iris and lens), and has been linked to the use of devices such as the device that has now been recalled.

If you underwent eye surgery within the last six months and developed TASS, you may be entitled to money damages.  Contact the lawyers at Berger & Lagnese for more information.