May 4, 2006
Bausch confirms eye infection cases in Europe: WSJ
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eye care company Bausch & Lomb Inc.
confirmed for the first time its ReNu contact-lens solution has
been linked to a "handful" of eye infection cases in Europe,
the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.
The cases "will be fully evaluated," Margaret Graham, a
spokesman for Bausch told the Journal. Graham did not specify
where or how many cases are known.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
released a report on Tuesday that suggested an outbreak of
Fusarium keratitis, a rare fungal infection that can lead to
blindness and potential eye loss, related to its products, may
be more widespread than first thought.
Shares of Bausch & Lomb fell nearly 10 percent on
Cases have already been identified in Asia and the U.S.,
where the company has pulled its ReNu with MoistureLoc product
off store shelves.