There has been a recent increase in eye infections in soft contact lens wearers using Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc brand contact lens solution or a generic brand manufactured by them. These rare but serious eye infections are being caused by the fungus Fusarium and can result in permanent loss of vision requiring corneal transplant.
In early April the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a preliminary public health notification warning health care professionals and contact lens wearers of the increase in reports of eye infections, specifically fungal keratitis. Bausch & Lomb has stopped shipping the ReNu MoistureLoc brand contact lens solution and has asked retailers to remove the product from their shelves. Claims against Bausch & Lomb are beginning to be filed.