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Dec 20 2006

Alcon's Travatan Z and Systane Use Different Preservatives

posted by: J. James Thimons, OD, FAAO

Alcon Laboratories has announced a voluntary recall of SYSTANE free LIQUID GEL Lubricant Eye Drops in the United States, in response to a small number of consumer reports of foreign material in partially used bottles. It has been determined that the cause of the problem is the specific formulation of SYSTANE Free LIQUID GEL and does not affect other Alcon products such as TRAVATAN Z.

Click on the file below to read a letter to doctors from Alcon with more information about the TRAVATAN Z preservative formulation.

To read the full press release, click on this link: ALCON PRESS RELEASE