Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:47 by admin
Updated July, 2007:  In April 2006, eye care company Bausch & Lomb suspended sales of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution after health officials linked the product to a serious fungal infection of the eye. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, investigators are reviewing reports of 109 cases of suspected Fusarium keratitis in people in 17 states since June 2005. Although only 30 of those patients have been interviewed, 26 of the 28 who wore soft contact lenses reported using ReNu brand products.

In February 2006, Bausch & Lomb stopped sale of ReNu in Hong Kong and Singapore because of an increase in the fungal infection. Over 30 million Americans wear soft contact lenses. In May 2006, Bausch & Lomb announced that cases of Fusarium keratitis had been reported by ReNu users in Europe, the first time the company acknowledged European cases since the news of the fungus went public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also stated that over a dozen people diagnosed with the fungus had used a different ReNu product, ReNu Multiplus, which the company is still selling. In at least six separate cases, according to the CDC, people used solutions from two other companies. In May 2006, Bausch & Lomb permanently pulled from the market ReNu MoistureLoc amid a mounting number of reports that the solution can lead to the fungal infection.

Nearly a year later in 2007, a mysterious outbreak of a different kind of ocular fungus, Acanthamoeba keratis,  erupted among patients using AMO Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution, with over a hundred AMO contact lens solution infections reported
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See Also

  1. Defective Product Liability Lawsuits
  2. Fusarium keratitis
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