Safety Alert for Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device Healon EndoCoat and Healon Duet Dual

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Amo Ireland. || Abbott Medical Optics Inc..

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
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  • Reason
    The manufacturer states that it has received reports of incidents in which the grip with the fingers of the devices dislodged while the user presses the plunger of the syringe, if the grip groove is dislodged, the hand of the surgeon could accidentally move the cannula, resulting in a trauma in the patient's eye, this situation can be dislodged if the user does not follow the instructions for use (dfu), leading to potential adverse events occurring on the patient.


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  • Product Description
    The HEALON ENDOCOAT ophthalmic visco-surgical device is used in anterior-calculus-soft surgical procedures, including: decatarata surgery with an intraocular lens, cataract surgery without an intraocular lens, implantation of intraocular-secondary lens.
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