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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...

2006-04-13 16:40:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb Inc. was sued in federal court on Thursday in a complaint that accuses the company of failing to disclose to consumers that using its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution may result in a serious eye infection. On Monday, the company suspended shipments of the product after some users were diagnosed with a serious eye infection. U.S. health authorities are looking into 109 cases of Fusarium keratitis, a rare fungal infection that can cause...

2006-04-13 17:55:17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb on Thursday asked U.S. retailers to remove its ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution from shelves temporarily and said it would run newspaper ads warning consumers not to use the solution, which has been linked to serious eye infections. U.S. health authorities are struggling to find the cause of a spate of rare fungal infections afflicting contact lens users in 17 states. Bausch & Lomb said in a statement that it had inspected its...

2006-04-10 17:08:54

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bausch & Lomb has stopped shipping its ReNu brand contact lens solution after a number of people using the product reported getting a serious eye infection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday. The FDA said that 109 cases of the rare but serious infection that may cause loss of vision had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 17 U.S. states. But the agency said during a conference call that it was not...

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2006-03-31 17:25:00

LOS ANGELES -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. said on Friday it is working with health authorities around the world to determine the cause of an increase in a rare fungus infection among contact lens wearers that first surfaced in parts of Asia. The company, which makes both contact lenses and lens solution, said it believes that the cause of the Fusarium keratitis infections is not related to any specific contact lens or lens-care product. Authorities in Singapore linked a number of cases of the...


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Onchocerca volvulus
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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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