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2006-05-09 14:27:27

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New data from U.S. health authorities released on Tuesday found that two-thirds of patients with a rare and potentially blinding fungal infection used a recalled contact lens solution made by Bausch & Lomb Inc., sending the company's shares lower. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that 66 percent of 93 fully analyzed cases of contact lens wearers with the eye infection reported using Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc...

2006-05-05 17:21:53

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported a 19 percent increase in the confirmed cases of a serious eye infection that has prompted eye care company Bausch & Lomb to recall one of its products. The CDC said it has confirmed 102 cases of Fusarium keratitis, a potentially blinding eye infection. That is up from 86 confirmed cases as of May 2. But the CDC added it is "too early" in its review to say whether a...

2006-05-05 12:45:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it has confirmed 102 cases of a serious eye infection that has hurt the fortunes of eye products maker Bausch & Lomb. The CDC is investigating an outbreak of Fusarium keratitis, a potentially blinding eye infection. The total number of confirmed cases is up from 86 confirmed cases as of May 2. A large percentage of the confirmed cases have been users of Bausch & Lomb's ReNu with MoistureLoc product,...

2006-05-04 16:33:56

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc., under pressure since authorities said its contact lens care products may be linked to a spate of serious eye infections in Asia and the United States, on Thursday said a "handful" of cases of the infection have also been confirmed in Europe. But the company, whose shares fell 6 percent to hit an almost three-year low, refuted analyst questions that a large debt buyback announced on Wednesday could leave it strapped for...

2006-05-04 16:30:00

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc., under pressure since authorities said its contact lens care products may be linked to a spate of serious eye infections in Asia and the United States, on Thursday said a "handful" of cases of the infection have also been confirmed in Europe. But the company, whose shares fell 6 percent to hit an almost three-year low, refuted analyst questions that a large debt buyback announced on Wednesday could leave it strapped for cash....

2006-05-04 08:30:00

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. Graham was not immediately reachable for further comment on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for...

2006-05-04 08:27:17

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. Graham was not immediately reachable for further comment on Thursday. The U.S. Centers...

2006-04-27 07:55:00

NEW YORK/HONGKONG -- Hong Kong's government said on Thursday it alerted Bausch & Lomb Inc. to eye infections in users of its contact lens solution in September 2005, way before the company withdrew its product in February this year. Hong Kong's Health Department tested samples of the solution after it noticed four cases of microbial keratitis in July and August 2005, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday. Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea. "We contacted Bausch & Lomb in...

2006-04-21 14:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it was continuing inspections of Bausch & Lomb facilities where the company makes a contact lens solution that was recalled after reports of serious eye infections in some users. "Extensive microbiological testing is being conducted and may take up to one month to fully analyze," the FDA said in a statement posted on its Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/contacts.html. Last week, Bausch & Lomb...

2006-04-14 00:15:00

LOS ANGELES -- A widely used Bausch & Lomb contact lens solution was pulled from major U.S. retailers' shelves on Thursday at the urging of the company, as a lawsuit was filed charging that it failed to disclose the product's link to serious eye infections among users in Asia. A Bausch & Lomb spokeswoman said she had not seen the proposed class-action lawsuit and could not comment. Sears Holdings Corp. said it pulled ReNu with MoistureLoc from its Kmart and Sears stores, joining...


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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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