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August 6, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Jason Schmidt hit Craig Counsell on the lower leg with a 71-mph curveball, and the Dodgers' pitcher was done. Schmidt wasn't forced from the Dodgers' 4-1 loss to Milwaukee in the fourth inning Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium because he was ejected or had exacerbated tensions between the teams. The veteran right-hander had merely lost control of a pitch -- and an inning -- that sent the Dodgers to their third defeat in their last four series.
December 14, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Lytal is a freelance writer.
If the eyes are the windows into the soul, then Kevin Carter has the power to draw the blinds. As a special effects contact lens painter, he can create everything from cataract-ridden eyes to the supernatural peepers of the living dead. Raised in Medford, Ore., and Sonoma, Calif., Carter got hooked on horror films early on. "I loved the 'Friday the 13th' movies and Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and stuff like that," he recalls.
August 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The Food and Drug Administration said it was concerned that consumers were still using a contact lens solution made by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. of Santa Ana that was recalled earlier this year. Regulators said several new cases of the potentially deadly infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis, linked to the product, had been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
August 5, 2007 | Gregory Karp, Morning Call
It has been more than three years since American consumers received the right to get cheaper contact lenses, but word has been slow to spread. Since 2004, federal law has dictated that your eye doctor must automatically give you your prescription after he or she fits you for contact lenses. Doctors can't charge for it or make you sign a waiver. The point of the law, called the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act, is to break the domination of eye-care practitioners selling lenses.
June 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Staar Surgical Co., a Monrovia-based maker of implantable contact lenses, said it had received a letter from the Food and Drug Administration warning the company that its clinical study procedures did not comply with federal rules.
May 26, 2007 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
A contact-lens solution made by Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc. has been linked to a serious eye infection that can lead to blindness, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website Friday. Health investigators with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked bacterial infections to Advanced Medical Optics' Complete MoisturePlus solution, the website said. Company and CDC officials could not be reached for comment.
November 22, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics Inc. on Tuesday recalled 2.9 million bottles of its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution after harmful bacteria were found in some units sold in Japan. The company's shares fell 8.9%. The voluntary recall is a precaution against eye infections caused by water-borne bacteria that infiltrated a plant in China, Advanced Medical said.
November 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bausch & Lomb Inc. failed to formally report nearly three dozen foreign cases of fungal eye infections later linked to one of its contact lens solutions, according to a federal warning letter. Bausch & Lomb didn't submit the 35 serious injury reports by April 7, as required by law, after Singapore health officials had alerted the Rochester, N.Y., company, the Food and Drug Administration said in the letter.
August 23, 2006 | From Reuters
Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s global recall of a popular contact lens solution in May appears to have stopped the spread of a serious eye infection, but U.S. scientists still do not know what caused the outbreak, according to a study released Tuesday. Researchers at the U.S.
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