Expensive, uncomfortable, and potentially debilitating. That’s the cure. The cause is the blinding infection Fusarium keratitis and the culprit is ReNu with MoistureLoc, a contact lens causing eye injury in Tennessee and the other 49 states.
FDA and ReNu recalled all ReNu with MoistureLoc products over a year ago, but cases of eye injury continue to arise and Tennesseans in Nashville and throughout Tennessee continue to seek legal aid and representation to recover moneys for corneal transplant surgery (also known as corneal grafting or penetrating keratoplasty).
As the FDA wrote in its initial release of the contact lens recall:
This is to update you on the rare but serious eye infection in people who wear soft contact lenses. There has been a recent increase of reports in the U.S. of this infection. The infection is fungal keratitis, caused by the Fusarium fungus. It can cause a permanent loss of vision. Several patients with this infection have needed corneal transplants to save their vision.
In a corneal transplant, a dead but otherwise healthy cadaver’s cornea is cut out and grafted onto a living but infected person’s eye. This surgery has become more common as eye surgeons rush to prevent permanent blindness caused by the fungal infection (fusarium keratitis) found in the unsafely manufactured ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lenses. These defective contact lenses are believed to have cause loss of vision quality, blindness, and corneal ulcers.
If you have one of these symptoms, do not allow ReNu to get away with causing severe infections with their MoistureLoc brand of contact lenses. Though the company has stopped shipment, if you use Renu MoistureLoc Contact Lenses, stop immediately.
(Following this recall and for customer safety, FDA officials and optometrists advise all contact lens wearers rub and rinse their lenses even when “no-rub” contact lens solution is used.)
If you believe you or your Tennessee loved one are among the hundreds who have suffered from wearing defective ReNu MoistureLoc contact lenses, give me, Nashville Attorney Jim Higgins, a call at (615) 353-0930. You can also fill out our online form for a free legal consultation with our Nashville law firm about how you can be part of the ongoing ReNu MoistureLoc lawsuits and settlements in Tennessee.