Bausch and Lomb
Product Linked Fusarium Keratitis Eye Infections - Fungal Symptoms
and Treatments - No Recall on ReNu with MoistureLoc
April 12th 2006
Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc has been pulled from the shelves
of Walgreen’s, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart after the news reported that this
may be the source of the recent eye fungus outbreak. The eye infections
were first spotted in China, but have now spread to 17 states in the US.
Although Bausch and Lomb has not issued a recall, they have suspended
shipments of the popular cleaning solution. Their stock dropped more
yesterday than anytime in last five years, even though the fungus
infection is considered rare. Health care professionals warn that as
the weather warms up there may be more fungal infections.
There are an estimated 30 million Americans that wear contact lenses.
There may be scores of people who are infected and have not yet reported
the infection. It is important to seek treatment for the infection
because it has been linked to significant loss of vision and has
required some patients to undergo corneal transplants.