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What is ReNu with MoistureLoc?

ReNu with MoistureLoc is a contact lense solution manufactured by Bausch & Lomb that is suspected of causing a serious eye infection.  The solution, used for storing, cleaning and wetting soft contact lenses, has been linked to Fungal (Fusarium) keratitis which can cause a severe infection of the cornea.  Bausch & Lomb voluntarily suspended sales of its ReNu products while the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigates reports that the fungal infections are linked to use of the ReNu solution.

What are Symptoms of a Fungal (Fusarium) Keratitis Infection?

Symptoms of Fungal (Fusarium) keratitis include:

  • Pain;
  • Inflamation in the eye;
  • Decreased vision;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Redness;
  • Eye watering; and
  • Sensitivity to light;

Fungal (Fusarium) keratitis is treatable with anti-fungal medications if diagnosed quicly.  Treatment should begin as soon as the infection is discovered as loss of sight and corneal ulcers can occur if untreated .

What Should I do if I have used Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc?

If you currently using ReNu with MoistureLoc solution, the first thing you should do is stop using the MoistureLoc solution immediately.  If you are experiencing any symptoms of Fungal keratitis or suffering from any other eye infection, you need to consult an eye care professional.  You can reduce the risk for Fungal keratitis through safe handling, storage, and cleaning of contact lenses as instructed doctor.

Should I Speak with an Attorney about My Use of ReNu with MoistureLoc?

If you are currently, or have every been a ReNu with MoistureLoc user and have suffered from any of the Fungal keratitis symptoms or an eye infection, you should contact an experienced products liability attorney to dicuss the facts of your case and help you evaluate your options.  You may be able to receive compensation for your suffering and any other injuries sustained.

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Last Modified: 01-03-2011 12:21 PM PST

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