Expert Testimony on ReNu

What follows is a sampling of quotes from people knowledgeable about ReNu with MoistureLoc and its various symptoms and side effects, and the resultant lawsuits:

“I thought, ‘This is interesting,’ and made a mental note.”

—David Chu, New Jersey ophthalmologist who soon had other
patients with Fusarium keratitis, so he notified the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, hastening a ReNu recall.

“I always like to test the new products, ‘test drive’ them so I can develop an opinion.”
—Dr. Christine Sindt, director of the contact lens service at the
University of Iowa’s health center. She conducted a simple test
of ReNu with MoistureLoc in 2004 and found an unusual
amount of corneal staining. Dr. Sindt informed Bausch & Lomb
of these findings two years before the recall of ReNu.

“We believe [Bausch & Lomb’s] rationale for removing MoistureLoc and not all of ReNu is no longer intact, and the risk of a larger recall is increasing. Their decision to pull one product and offer coupons for the other may not have been the most prudent if all of their U.S.-manufactured lens care products are implicated.”
—David Maris, analyst with Bank of America

“Patients should immediately discontinue using ReNu with MoistureLoc until further notice and should continue to watch for additional information from the FDA or CDC…. This is a serious infection that can cause permanent loss of sight. It is a great concern to optometrists across the country. We are urging Americans to discontinue use of ReNu with MoistureLoc immediately and switch to another product.”
—Dr. Arthur Epstein of the American Optometric Association on
Bausch & Lomb’s recall in April 2006

“I had a patient come in recently who was still using that solution. Sometimes people buy a lot at a time, and they could be at risk. We wanted the public to be very aware of this situation.”
—Dr. Michelle Gleason, some of whose patients were still using
ReNu in August 2006, five months after it had been recalled
by Bausch & Lomb

“I get upset when I find out what Bausch & Lomb knew, especially overseas. People have lost eyes and been blinded. It’s amazing they didn’t tell anyone about this.”
—ReNu attorney Karen Renwick, who claims the delay in
implementing a recall put patients at risk

“Contact lens use puts people at risk for eye infection. Contact lenses decrease the oxygenation of the cornea, making it a setup for infection.”

—Dr. Jason Sullivan, who urged contact lens wearers—especially
those who used ReNu with MoistureLoc—to be on the lookout
for “the RSVP of symptoms” of Fusarium keratitis: Redness,
Sensitivity to light, Vision problems and Pain

“[Bausch & Lomb] needed to show that they are more concerned about their customers’ health than the bottom line.”
—Robert Marston, communications consultant, speaking of the
company’s slowness in recalling ReNu with MoistureLoc

“[Bausch & Lomb] had plenty of warning. They kept taking this series of temporizing measures and half-steps, and they’ve probably exacerbated concerns about the integrity of their brand.”
—George D. Sard, crisis management expert

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

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