Below is an excellent video produced by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which warns consumers of the nationwide recall of the popular Bausch & Lomb ReNu® with MoistureLoc contact lens solution and provides information about Fusarium Keratitis (fungal eye infections).
FDA and CDC are alerting healthcare practitioners and contact lens wearers about an increasing number of reports of a rare but serious eye infection caused by the Fusarium fungus. The infection can cause significant vision loss and require corneal transplant.
Susceptibility to Fusarium infection may be increased by using a Bausch and Lomb product called ReNu with Moisture Loc Contact Lens Solution, and so the company is permanently removing this product from the market. Consumers should stop using ReNu with MoistureLoc immediately.
FDA is advising that when clinicians evaluate a patient with microbial keratitis, they keep in mind that a fungal infection may be involved, and that they consider referring the patient to an eye care professional to obtain a specimen for laboratory analysis. FDA is also asking that clinicians report these infections and the agency will share this information with CDC.
Clinicians should instruct patients to take precautions to prevent contamination of the lenses and the products used to maintain them. This includes washing the hands with soap and water before handling the lenses, keeping the contact lens case clean and replacing it every three to six months, wearing and replacing the lenses according to the prescribed schedule, and following the cleaning and storage guidelines provided by the doctor and the manufacturer. Patients should be warned that if they experience symptoms of infection, they must immediately remove the lenses and consult their doctor.
Do I have a ReNu with MoistureLoc Eye Infection Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in ReNu with MoistureLoc recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ReNu with MoistureLoc recall cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one have developed a corneal infection (keratitis) while using any multi-purpose contact lens solution, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.