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Parker & Waichman, LLP is leading the fight against Bausch & Lomb, Inc. on behalf of people injured after using ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution. We filed the first case against Bausch & Lomb, Inc. on behalf of a Fusarium keratitis victim and have since filed numerous cases in federal and state courts. Parker & Waichman, LLP also filed a medical monitoring class action against Bausch & Lomb, Inc. seeking compensation for medical evaluations for all people who used ReNu with MoistureLoc. There are many law firms looking for people with ReNu injuries, but don’t trust your case to any firm. Trust Parker & Waichman, LLP, the leaders in defective medical product litigation
ReNu with MoistureLoc Linked to Fusarium Keratitis
On April 10, 2006, Bausch & Lomb announced suspension of shipments of its contact solution ReNu with MoistureLoc. Reports of fungal keratitis infections in users of the solution are surfacing in contact lens wearers who use ReNu with MoistureLoc.
Increase in fungal infections found Just before Bausch & Lomb announced it was suspending shipments, the FDA warned of increasing numbers of the fungal infections in those who wear contact lenses. There were 109 cases of Fusarium keratitis under investigation by public health authorities. CDC data of 30 cases of the infections revealed that 28 wore contact lenses and that most used the ReNu saline.
Fungal keratitis is a serious eye infection that can develop through the whole depth of the cornea. The infection can require prolonged drug therapy with antifungals such as natamycin, nystatin, and amphotericin B. Other antifungals that may be administered include various Azoles and Fluorinated pyrimidines. If drugs do not work and the eye is damaged, surgery may be necessary to remove fungal ulcers/lesions. Symptoms of fungal keratitis include eye pain, eye discomfort, decrease in vision and light hypersensitivity.
On May 15, 2006, Bausch & Lomb recalled its contact solution ReNu with MoistureLoc. The FDA and CDC have been investigating an increase in cases of fungal keratitis, an eye infection that affects the cornea and can cause permanent blindness.
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If you or a loved one developed an infection as a result of Bausch & Lomb Renu MoistureLoc saline solution, contact Parker & Waichman, LLP for a free case evaluation. Call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or fill out the short form to the right.