As we looked at injury cases from the Bosch and Lomb Renu with MoisturLoc contact lens solution, we noticed a number of cases of Acanthamoeba infection. This is different from the fusarium fungal infection that had been most widely cited in relation to the Renu product, so predictably Bosch and Lomb denied any relationship between its product an Acanthamoeba infections. As if it it just couldn’t be related! Now we know from a new recall that it certainly could be related. In the face of FDA pressure, Advanced Medical Optics recalled its Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta linked the product to a rare but serious eye infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis. Caused by a parasite, Acanthamoeba keratitis causes blindness and corneal transplants, and the treatment to avoid these problems is an excruciating nightmare. The problem with these products is simple quality control. The solution reaching customers does not have sufficient antibacterial ingredients.
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