ReNu MoistureLoc Facts:
ReNu is a brand of soft contact lens care products produced by Bausch & Lomb. On April 11, 2006, Bausch & Lomb stopped shipments of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution from its Greenville, South Carolina, plant after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found what appeared to be a high correlation between use of the product and cases of suspected fungal keratitis.
Fusarium Keratitis is an inflammation of the eye's cornea (called keratitis) that results from infection by a fungal organism. Keratomycosis is the latin terminology equivalent of fungal keratitis - it is the fungal infection of the cornea, the anterior part of the eye which covers the pupil.
The symptoms of fungal keratitis are blurred vision, severe pain and redness of the eye that does not improve when contact lenses are removed, increased sensitivity to light, and excessive tearing or discharge. If left untreated, it could cause internal eye damage and in later stages, complete destruction of the eye.
Renu with MoistureLoc is a no-rub contact lens cleaning solution manufactured by Bausch & Lomb. A contact lens (also known simply as a "contact") is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. Modern contact lenses were invented by the Czech chemist Otto Wichterle, who also invented the first gel used for their production.
Litigation:According to a preliminary report released by the FDA on May 16, 2006, Bausch & Lomb failed to notify the FDA that Singapore's Ministry of Health reported 35 serious cases of Fusarium Keratitis to Bausch & Lomb in February 2006. A manufacturer's failure to warn consumers about their defective product, which may pose the risk of serious side effects and potentially irreversable damage, is unethical and could cause unneccessary injury to countless people.
If you or a loved one have used ReNu MoistureLoc Contact Lenses, even if you have not been injured, you may be eligible for compensation. Please fill out our brief claim information form and a DrugSettlement.com attorney or representative will contact you to explain your rights.
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