ReNu with MoistureLoc

In April 2006, ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution was voluntarily removed from the U.S. market by its manufacturer, Bausch & Lomb, after it was linked to an outbreak of the fungal eye infection Fusarium keratitis. An investigation into the relation between the Fusarium soutbreak and the ReNu solution was immediately conducted by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On May 11, 2006, representatives from Bausch & Lomb met with the FDA to discuss what the company knew about the relation between its product and Fusarium keratitis. Bausch & Lomb revealed that the chemical formula of ReNu with MoistureLoc makes people more susceptible to contracting the dangerous fungal eye infection.

Officials from the FDA and CDC have reported that the likelihood of a person contracting Fusarium keratitis is higher among users of ReNu with MoistureLoc than among users of other solutions. [More expert testimony] Based on this fact, Bausch & Lomb has permanently ceased the manufacture and distribution of ReNu with MoistureLoc.

What is Fusarium keratitis?
Fusarium keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, usually caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. A number of cases of Fusarium keratitis have recently been reported by contact lens wearers who have used Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc solution. This normally rare disease is highly infectious and can result in temporary blindness and/or permanent damage to the cornea.

In May 2006, there were 106 confirmed cases of fungal keratitis related to the use of ReNu with MoistureLoc in the U.S. alone. At this point, patients with ReNu side effects from an infection have been found in 17 states and in Singapore. Take a look at more statistics concerning ReNu with MoistureLoc and Fusarium keratitis.

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about ReNu with MoistureLoc, Fusarium keratitis and the ReNu recall.

If you have used ReNu with MoistureLoc and are considering filing a ReNu lawsuit, call Hissey Kientz, toll-free, at (866) 275-4454 for a free legal consultation regarding your potential lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb. You can also reach us by filling out a free online case evaluation form to the right of this page.

The information on this page pertains only to ReNu with MoistureLoc and not all ReNu products.

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