Navigation Links
Alarm Raised for Contact Lens Wearers

The use of a Bausch & Lomb Inc's brand cleansing solution has been linked to a severe corneal fungal infection, which if left untreated can cause blindness//. Optometry doctors in the U.S have urged contact lens wearers to take proper precautions to prevent this.

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has stopped shipping their ReNu with MoistureLoc brand contact lens solution since Monday following warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about increased reports of the eye infection.

Although the number of patients that have been affected are relatively few in number contact lens wearers must be warned because the infection, fusarium keratitis could cause blindness in the patients if left untreated.

The public as well as eye care professionals must be aware and alert to quickly diagnose and begin treatment of this dangerous eye disease.

Doctors have advised all contact lens wearers to take extra precautions while handling their lenses, regardless of which solution they use. In addition anyone who experiences any of the following symptoms report himself or herself to a doctor immediately.

Pain in and around the eyes;

Red and irritated eyes lasting for an unusually long period of time;

Sudden blurred or fuzzy vision.

Excessive tearing of the eye and increased sensitivity to light.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Non-Communicable Diseases Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate in India
2. Illegal Drug Use In England Mounting Up At An Alarming Rate
3. Bird Flu Alarm In Indonesia
4. The Alarming Rates Of HIV Incidence In The Rural Districts Of Orissa
5. Prince Of Wales Is Alarmed By The Obesity Wave In Britain
6. Female Ratio Drops Alarmingly In Himachal Due To Feticides
7. Allergy Alarm: Sams Choice Milk Chocolate Turns Bitter with Undisclosed Nuts
8. Bird-Flu Causes Alarm in United Kingdom.
9. Heart Disease Increasing At An Alarming Rate In New Zealand
10. Survey Reveals Alarming Prevalence Rates of Diabetes among US Adolescents
11. Alarming childhood obesity stats: 1 in 5 pre-schoolers fat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... skills and infrastructure. Most providers, however, are unsure how to move forward, given ... to define a path forward tailored to an organization’s specific needs. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, InhaleLabs.com (Inhale) offilially launched its ... by matching users with high quality water pipes within an ideal price range. The ... Inhale was founded by two brothers, Nick and Mike Hunter, who use medical cannabis ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Seema Daulat, a native Texan and University of ... location as of July 13, 2016. , Dr. Daulat earned her Doctorate of Medicine ... regularly volunteered at the Agape Clinic serving Dallas’ underprivileged community. , Following medical school, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... being conducted that may expose a possible link between head and neck cancer in ... individuals participating in the study were evaluated based on whether they had gum disease, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... The Mechille Wilson Agency, a Texas-based insurance ... and the surrounding region, is initiating a charity drive to assist a student to ... for a scholarship fund that will be presented to the chosen student to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening ... industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, ... ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: