The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is continuing to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Bausch & Lomb to investigate the source of Fusarium keratitis eye infections. The agency supports Bausch & Lomb's decision to voluntarily withdraw ReNu MoistureLoc® contact lens solution from the market until the agencies have had a chance to conclude their investigation.
The FDA started its investigation of the Bausch & Lomb manufacturing plant on
The FDA and CDC are advising consumers to take precautions to reduce their risk for Fusarium keratitis through preventive practices for contact lens wearers that include:
-- Wash hands with soap and water, and dry (lint-free method) before handling lenses.
-- Wear and replace lenses according to the schedule prescribed by the doctor.
-- Follow the specific lens cleaning and storage guidelines from the doctor and the solution manufacturer.
-- Keep the contact lens case clean and replace every 3 to 6 months.
-- Remove the lenses and consult your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as redness, pain, tearing, increased light sensitivity, blurry vision, discharge or swelling.