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Solution May Be Linked To Fungal Eye Infection

There are 45 comments on the story from Apr 11, 2006, titled Solution May Be Linked To Fungal Eye Infection. In it, reports that:

Bausch and Lomb has voluntarily suspended shipments of a contact lens solution after it was linked to a fungal eye infection that can cause temporarily blindness.

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Piscataway, NJ

#43 Sep 15, 2007
I have used B & L Moisture Loc. I stopped using it when it came off the market. I never did like the product, I thought it was my contacts that I did not like because they were the toric lenses (which were new to me at the time). In any event, I did sleep with my contact on and woke up to pain in my left eye. It was very red and I regretted sleeping with them. I thought I had pink eye after that, but it was not going away even with medicine from the opthamologist. Anyway, 2 1/2 years later and I still cannot wear my contacts. The doctors all say it has NOTHING to do with Renu Moisture Loc. I do not believe it because I wore contacts for 20 years and never had a problem. The doctors say I am suffering from 'dry eye syndrome'. I am curring using RESTASIS and find temporary relief. I don't understand why if I have dry eye that it is in my left eye only. It is the same eye that has never been the same since I slept with my contacts. Maybe that was the problem. If anyone can shed some light on this, please do so. I would love to wear my contacts again.

Callander, Canada

#44 Apr 4, 2008
Well, I can truthfully say that I am very careful not to contaminate my case and lenses...but unfortunately, after using RENU for many years, had begun to have red eyes. It was not going away, and I didn't think it could be my contact solution. My eyes became a little worse, and I soon discovered the culprit:RENU. I have just finished my antibiotic drops, clearing out the fungus. Since, I am now using a three part cleaning solutions...RENU is not worth the risk.
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Pearl, MS

#45 Jan 29, 2009
I have a condition similar to what Marianne posted early in the discussion. Its been at least a couple of years since my right eye started being irritated. I wore my contacts for a long time and finally went to the doctor and he told me to quit wearing them. Ive been wearing glasses for a few months now and my eye is still not better. Ive been doing warm compresses, shower daily,eat healthy, using eye antibio creme as well as taking pills. The eyelid is red and puffy and is irritated, it is worse when in school or at the gym. Sorry for the long post, but just looking for any ideas on what it is or how it can be fixed.

Doncaster, UK

#46 May 8, 2009
when i close my eyes to go to sleep it feels like theres somthing in my right eye cant feel nothing when eye is open during day time

Varennes, Canada

#47 Jul 2, 2009
8months ago I had a really bad eye infection...
I woke up one morning and my right eye was really swollen, red, sore, constant tearing crusted and itchy and severely sensitive to light, I had to wear my sunglasses at all times no matter what I couldn't even go outside it hurt so bad.
So I waited it out a few days thinking it was pink eye, so I finally went to the hospital and they gave me a polysporn drops prescription telling me I had pink eye and it would go away within 2-3 days. So I followed their directions except it did not go away when it should have, it then went into my left eye, I was confused on what to do and had it for 3 weeks and I noticed at a certain angle I could see little tiny bumps on my eye ball ... Which is what made it feel like I had sand underneath my eye lids.
Being really concerned I made an appointment with an eye doctor, he was not sure what it was and he used yellow drops in my eyes and seen the bumps too, they were on the inner layer of my eyes.
He sent me home and told me to use Genteal eye drops for moisturizing thinking I just had dry eyes.
It has been over half a year now and I still get the same sand like feeling and sometimes I can notice the bumps still. My vision in my right eye which I had it the worst in is blurry and sometimes my left eye gets blurry to, especially after reading a lot, being on the computer, being in smoky areas, and when I blink it is extremely blurry and then if I don't blink for a bit my vision will focus back to normal, but as soon as I blink again it goes blurry. I also have a very stringy mucus from my eyes which is more than your normal "sleepy and eye discharge"
I have been looking on the internet for months and months and I think I might have found out what it is which is known as epidemic keratoconjunctivitis but I am still not sure if that is what it is because it does not have very specific symptoms etc. I am really concerned that this may have permanently damaged my eyes, I am mad that the doctor can't even tell me what is wrong with my eyes when that is what his job is!
Could anyone help me out?!

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