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Fusarium keratitis Eye Infection Symptoms - Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc May Be A Cause - CDC Investigating - Discard Immediately

May 21st 2006

Fusarium keratitis Eye Infection Symptoms - Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc May Be A Cause - CDC Investigating - Discard Immediately


It appears the outbreak of the Fusarium keratitis infection outbreak may be from the used Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s newest lens cleaner, ReNu with MoistureLoc.  The Centers for Disease Control released a report Friday that confirms Bausch & Lomb’s explanation that an ingredient unique to their cleaning solution can inadvertently prevent proper disinfection of contact lenses in instances of poor hygiene.

The CDC reports that out of the 130 confirmed cases, 125 reported wearing contact lenses and 118 were able to identify which contact lens solution(s) they had used during the month before onset of infection.  The CDC says that 64% reported using Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc alone, while 12% said they used it with another product.  The report says that only 7% used another unspecified Bausch & Lomb solution, and 18% reported using only products other than MoistureLoc, from various manufacturers.


On April 13th Bausch & Lomb withdrew this product from the market in the United States.  On May 15th B&L removed the contact lens solution from the worldwide market.  The report says “Contact lens wearers should immediately discontinue use of this solution and consult an eye-care professional regarding use of an appropriate alternative product for cleaning or disinfecting lenses.”


The infection is caused by a microbial keratitis.  Symptoms of keratits include redness, pain, tearing, blurred vision, a discharge, swelling or an increased sensitivity to light, you should seek medical attention immediately.  Authorities advice that you seek the attention of a ophthalmologist, as opposed to an optometrist.  Earlier Article

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