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2006-06-15 22:57:22

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Investigators in Miami and San Francisco describe clusters of a serious eye infection called ulcerative keratitis, an ulceration of the cornea, among soft contact lens wearers caused by the fungus Fusarium, which until this year had been considered an unusual condition in the U.S. Reports of both clusters are published in the Archives of Ophthalmology. An editorial note preceding the articles refers to the recent withdrawal by Bausch & Lomb of its ReNu...

2006-05-19 16:51:15

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on Friday that backed Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s decision to recall its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which has been linked to cases of a serious eye infection. But the CDC analysis of reported cases of Fusarium keratitis -- a fungal infection that can lead to blindness -- gave Bausch & Lomb's battered stock a lift as it found no statistically significant link to...

2006-05-19 14:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control backed the decision by Bausch & Lomb Inc. to recall its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which has been linked to dozens of cases of a serious eye infection, the company said on Friday. The company said the report should restore confidence in its other lens care products, which had been under increasing scrutiny since the outbreak of cases of Fusarium keratitis, a fungal infection that can lead to...

2006-05-19 14:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control backed the decision by Bausch & Lomb Inc. to recall its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution, which has been linked to cases of a serious eye infection, the company said on Friday. The company said the report should restore confidence in its other lens care products, which had been under increasing scrutiny since the outbreak of cases of Fusarium keratitis, a fungal infection that can lead to blindness. "The...

2006-05-17 12:37:08

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Troubled eye products maker Bausch & Lomb Inc. said on Wednesday it had discussed initial case reports with U.S. regulators within days of receiving a report in February of an unusual spike of serious eye infections in Singapore. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released an inspection report on one of Bausch & Lomb's plants that noted the company had not reported the issue to the agency within the mandatory 30-day time frame. In its...

2006-05-17 13:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Troubled eye products maker Bausch & Lomb Inc. said on Wednesday it had discussed initial case reports with U.S. regulators within days of receiving a report in February of an unusual spike of serious eye infections in Singapore. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released an inspection report on one of Bausch & Lomb's plants that noted the company had not reported the issue to the agency within the mandatory 30-day time frame. In its inspection...

2006-05-16 12:55:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc. failed to notify U.S. regulators about 35 serious bacterial infections reported in Singapore in users of its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution within 30 days, the Food and Drug Administration said in a report released on Tuesday. The finding was among 20 observations of potential violations the FDA listed after inspecting Bausch & Lomb facilities in Greenville, South Carolina. The FDA report comes a day after the company permanently...

2006-05-12 14:37:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials have now confirmed 122 cases of a fungal infection that may be related to contact lens use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Officials are still investigating if any specific factors may raise the risk of the infection, called Fusarium keratitis, the CDC said. The outbreak has hurt the fortunes of Bausch & Lomb Inc., as many patients have reported using Bausch's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution.

2006-05-12 14:35:00

WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials have now confirmed 122 cases of a fungal infection that may be related to contact lens use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Officials are still investigating if any specific factors may raise the risk of the infection, called Fusarium keratitis, the CDC said. The outbreak has hurt the fortunes of Bausch & Lomb Inc., as many patients have reported using Bausch's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution.

2006-05-12 11:55:00

CHICAGO -- An analyst survey of independent optometrists suggests that half of those polled are advising patients to avoid all of Bausch & Lomb Inc.'s ReNu contact lens solutions, Piper Jaffray said on Friday. Bausch & Lomb last month recalled its ReNu with MoistureLoc brand of contact lens solution after a large percentage of patients with a rare but serious fungal infection were found to have used that product. Shares of the eye products company have fallen 35 percent since the...


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Onchocerca volvulus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Onchocerca volvulus is a species of roundworm that is classified within the Nematoda phylum. This species causes the disease onchocerciasis, more commonly known as river blindness. The life cycle of this species is dependent upon an intermediate host, typically the black fly, and a definitive host, which is always a human. Its lifecycle begins when a black fly ingests microfilariae from a human host by consuming blood. The microfilariae that were present in the skin of the human host now...

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