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Bausch and Lomb's ReNu products believed to be causing fungal infections leading to blindness.

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Bausch & Lomb has asked U.S. retailers to remove ReNu® with MoistureLoc® from their shelves temporarily, and recommended that consumers switch to another lens care solution for the time being, until the investigation of reports of fungal keratitis infections among contact lens wearers in the United States is concluded.

The company initiated the voluntary market withdrawal in order to eliminate any confusion among contact lens wearers about what to do while the investigation is ongoing.

FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alerting health care professionals and their patients who wear soft contact lenses to an increasing number of reports of rare but serious fungal infections in the eye that can cause permanent blindness. Some patients have reported a significant loss of vision, resulting in the need for a corneal transplant.

If you wear contacts, protect yourself and ensure you do not use Bausch and Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc product. If you have suffered from an eye infection you believe to have been caused by use of this product, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to help protect your rights.