A recently published study found in the journal Eye & Contact Lens, the loss of antimicrobial properties that happens when Renu with MoistureLoc Solution is heated in plastic containers does not only occur in relation to Fusarium, a specific fungus. The loss of antimicrobial properties when Renu is heated also occurs with other fungi and the bacteria that cause Keratitis.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea — the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of your eye that covers the pupil and iris. Keratitis may or may not involve an infection. Noninfectious keratitis can be caused by a relatively minor injury, such as a fingernail scratch, or from wearing your contact lenses too long. Infectious keratitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
Antimicrobial substances kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms such as fungi or bacteria. On July 13th 2012, Parker Waichman filed a motion incorporating the information from this study.
In July 2009, the Court found that Plaintiffs did not meet their burden to show that their expert’s opinion, that non-Fusarium Keratitis was associated with Renu, was generally accepted by the relevant scientific and medical community. The Court also mentioned that the Plaintiffs did not give the Court any documents to support their theory. The July 13th Motion discussing the journal article from Eye and Contact Lens adds supporting proof to the Plaintiffs expert’s theory.