Safety Alert for TECNIS Folding Acrylic Intraocular Lens

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by A.M.O Puerto Rico Manufacturing, 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
  • Event ID
  • Event Number
    INVIMA 2006V-0000046
  • Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • 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.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    It is reported that the manufacturer issues the withdrawal of 113 units due to a possible nonconformity in the manufacturing process, leading to the generation of possible adverse events on the patient.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Description
    For the visual correction of the aphakia in adult to whom the lens of an eye affected by cataracts has been extracted by extracapsular cataract extraction.
  • Manufacturer