106 Fusarium eye fungus cases confirmed by CDCMay 9, 2006 | www.cbsmarketwatch.com
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday said it has confirmed 106 cases of serious eye infection that may be linked to contact lens use. The number of confirmed Fusarium keratitis cases has grown by four since Friday, when the CDC last reported data.
The CDC said that throughout the investigation, the proportion of patients who reported using Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s ReNu with MoistureLoc has remained relatively consistent, at around 50% to 60% of confirmed cases. Of the 98 confirmed cases of which the CDC has complete data, 66% reported using ReNu with MoistureLoc, while 21% said they used Bausch & Lomb's ReNu MultiPlus product.