Bausch & Lomb pays out more than $250 million in lawsuits

Contact Lenses Bausch & Lomb the manufactures of the contact lens cleaner ReNu with MoistureLoc has quietly been settled almost 600 lawsuits costing the company ~$250 million. Over 700 contact lens wearers were affected by a dangerous infection that eluded Bausch & Lomb disinfecting process which resulted in a world wide recall in recall in May 2006. Seven of the cases were so serious that the patient had to have the affected eye removed with an additional 60 cases resulting in corneal transplants due to a fungal eye infection Fusarium keratitis. To help avoid public scrutiny the company went private in 2007 after being purchase for $3.67 billion by Warburg Pincus a private equity firm.

Contact Lens Cleaner Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working towards instituting higher levels of testing standards for contact lens solutions so problems with this have a better chance of being avoided. Multipurpose contact lens cleaners like ReNu have all but taken over their older systems for the cleaning and rinsing of contact lenses.

In addition to contact lens cleaners Bausch & Lomb also manufacture a number of contact lenses. Soflens 38 (Optima FW) Contact Lenses are a popular contact lens manufactured by Bausch & Lomb. Visit our contact lens price best price and our contact lens coupons pages for money saving deals.

Source: USA Today

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