The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the number of confirmed cases of Fusarium keratitis in the United States has climbed to 122, most of them contact-lens wearers who reported using Bausch & Lomb’s newest cleaner, which was introduced in late 2004.
And B&L said:
“Bausch & Lomb’s top priority is the safety of our customers, and we want them to have complete confidence in our products,” said the eye-care product maker’s chief executive, Ronald Zarrella.
And, if you believe that, here’s more from CNN Money ( Bausch pulls contact solution off market ):
Health officials in the Hong Kong, Singapore and United States have reported cases of a rare eye infection, fusarium keratitis, in patients who used MoistureLoc contact solution. Further complicating Bausch’s situation, the company stopped selling the contact solution in the U.S. only in April, 2006, even though it had been informed of problems by the Hong Kong health authorities in November, 2005.