Hundreds of people are believed to be suffering from vision problems because they had cataract or lens replacement surgery in which they were given lenses that later produced a build-up of calcium.
Oculentis the manufacturer in question have found batches of lenses used lens replacement exchange (LRE) surgery faulty prompting recalls.
The lenses under scrutiny are the Lentis Hydrosmart foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs)* with model numbers starting with L, LU or LS. These have an expiry date between January 2017 and May 2020, lenses currently produced or ones with later expiry dates are not affected.
In 2014 and 2017 Oculentis issued Field Safety Notices (FSNs) on a voluntary basis, as a precautionary measure in relation to these lenses.
What is apparent is that despite issuing these notices and subsequent recalls many people have suffered vision loss and the need for further surgery. Further, many thousands more are likely to wonder if a similar fate awaits them in the long-term.
If you have suffered because of a faulty Oculentis lens you may be entitled to compensation.