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Thousands of patients recalled over eye damage concerns


Thousands of patients are being recalled for urgent eye checks after regulators raised safety concerns related to a product used in cataract surgery.

It is thought around 20 trusts have suspended use of the EyeCee One lenses, after the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency warned of links to higher pressure in the eye, which can cause lost vision.

The MHRA has issued an alert ordering trusts to recall patients who have had surgery since October, and estimates between 2 and 4 per cent of patients could have complications. The watchdog stressed reduced vision would only occur if patients were not treated.

It is thought the complications could be down to the way the implant was being used in surgery, rather than the product itself.

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Source: HSJ, 7 February 2023

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