Attention Contact Lens Wearers!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Apr 11, 2006.


  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    and I have been using this stuff for the last 2 months....

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    Contact lens solution eyed in fungus outbreak
    Bausch & Lomb product linked to infection that can cause blindness


    Updated: 6:56 p.m. ET April 10, 2006
    WASHINGTON - Bausch & Lomb voluntarily suspended shipment of a contact lens solution after federal health officials linked it Monday to a fungal eye infection that can cause temporary blindness.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 reports of Fusarium keratitis infection in patients in 17 states since June 2005.

    Federal and state health officials have interviewed just 30 of those patients. However, of the 28 who wore soft contact lens, 26 reported using Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu brand contact lens solution or a generic type of solution also made by the Rochester, N.Y., company.



    The full article is here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12257519



    Yeah...they're suspending new shipments...what if you've been using it???

    and they stopped selling it couple of months ago in other countries!!! That just flat out makes me really mad....
     
  2. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    My wife uses the stuff too. I'll put it in the box next to all the teflon cookware were not going to use anymore.

    I'm getting tired of this crap [​IMG]
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    hmmmm..

    off another board.....

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 109 reports of Fusarium keratitis infection in patients in 17 states since June 2005."

    Nice of them to wait 10 months. Guess a lot of those 109 cases happened recently.

    This product was pulled off the shelves in Singapore and Hong Kong in February, according to news reports. It *totally* pisses me off that we aren't hearing about this until now.....

    They've only interviewed 30 people so far, but 26 of the 28 who wore soft contacts were using this product. We should have heard about this earlier.

    Yes, I was using this stuff, and it scares the crap out of me that someone knew there was a problem that could have permanently affected my vision, and did nothing about it.......

    didn't it say "temporary blindness" ?

    At least a handful of people have required cornea transplants, because the scar tissue from the infection left them blind.
     
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Hmmm.. Maybe this means I can wear my contacts again?

    I had to stop, because every time I did, eye trouble. Thought it was the lenses, but I didn't have a problem when I'd pull out a new pair - only with the ones I'd already worn (and put into solution). Of course, I wiped out 6 month's worth of lenses, always getting new ones out :( .
     
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