The popular Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc has been linked to an outbreak of Fusarium Keratitis cases throughout the country. If you or a loved one developed a Fusarium Keratitis eye infection after using the Bausch & Lomb ReNu MoistureLoc contact lens solution, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Fusarium Keratitis Outbreak & ReNu with MoistureLoc
Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the front part of the eye. Keratitis has many causes including bacteria, viruses and fungi. CDC is currently investigating reports of keratitis caused by Fusarium, a type of fungus.
While Fusarium keratitis can be a serious infection, it is a rare disease. Fusarium is commonly found in organic matter such as soil and plants. This infection cannot be transmitted from person to person. People who have trauma to the eye, certain eye diseases and problems with their immune system may be at increased risk for these types of infection.
CDC is investigating the possible risk factors for developing Fusarium keratitis. Preliminary data show that a high proportion of cases reported using a Bausch & Lomb ReNu contact lens solution. On April 13, 2006, Bausch & Lomb announced that it was withdrawing all ReNu with MoistureLoc products and is recommending that consumers stop using ReNu with MoistureLoc immediately.
CDC is working with state and local health departments, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the US Department of Agriculture to evaluate reports of Fusarium keratitis, conduct a study to determine factors associated with Fusarium keratitis, and conduct surveillance to determine the scope of the outbreak. In addition, CDC is partnering with FDA and the South Carolina Department of Health to do an on-site evaluation of Bausch & Lomb plant in Greenville, SC.
Results of the investigation will help identify measures that can be put into place to prevent further infections related to contact lens wear. Eye doctors treating patients for keratitis caused by fungi are urged to report these infections to their state health department to aid in this investigation.
As of May 9, 2006, CDC has received reports of 106 confirmed cases, 12 possible cases and 80 cases still under investigation from 32 U.S. states and territories. 69 reports include insufficient evidence to classify them as cases or carry other non-Fusarium diagnoses. States or territories with at least 1 confirmed or possible case include: AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, PR, TN, TX and VT. States where all cases under investigation include: IN, MN, MS, NV, OR and RI.
FDA Video: ReNu® with MoistureLoc Recall
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).
Do I Have a Fusarium Keratitis 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 Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new corneal infection (keratitis), including Fusarium Keratitis 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.