In April 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed reports of an outbreak of Fusarium keratitis, a harmful eye infection. Research linked the source of these outbreaks to the use of Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution. Fusarium keratitis has led to such side effects as eye pain, infection and scarring, blurry vision, glaucoma and, in some cases, blindness.
Many consumers who were affected by their use of the ReNu solution have sought legal counsel. Lawsuits have been filed alleging deceptive marketing practices by Bausch & Lomb and failure to disclose an inherent defect in the company’s products. Civil lawsuits against Bausch & Lomb have been filed in New York, Florida, Texas, South Carolina and Michigan.
Read the FDA warning about the Renu contact solution problem here.