Bausch & Lomb Recalls Soft Contact Lens Solution
MedSun: Newsletter #3, April 2006
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have alerted health care professionals and their patients who wear soft contact lenses to the recent increase in reports of a rare but serious fungal infection of the eye that can cause vision loss requiring corneal transplant. FDA, CDC, and State and local public health authorities are continuing to investigate reports of Fusarium keratitis in at least 17 different States. Early results from these studies indicate widespread use of a Bausch & Lomb ReNu brand contact lens solution among patients reporting infections. Now Bausch & Lomb has announced that it is withdrawing all ReNu with MoistureLoc products and is recommending that consumers stop using ReNu with MoistureLoc immediately.
Consumers are also advised to practice good basic hygiene, to follow manufacturers’ instructions for proper use, cleaning, and storage of their lenses, and to report any signs of infection to their doctors.
FDA Advice for Patients