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Information on Fusarium Keratitis for KFAX listeners

Latest case numbers

From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 106 confirmed cases of Fusarium keratitis
  • 12 “possible” cases and 80 still under investigation
  • Confirmed cases or cases under investigation reported in 32 states or territories (see list below).

What products were used in Fusarium keratitis cases (from the CDC, May 9):

  • Complete data are available on 98 confirmed. Of those 98, 93 (95 percent) were listed as a contact lens user.
  • The products reported used in those 93:
    • 59 (66 percent) – Bausch & Lomb ReNu with MoistureLoc
    • 19 (21 percent) - Bausch & Lomb ReNu MultiPlus
    • 9 (10 percent) – Bausch & Lomb ReNu (unspecified)
    • 3 (3 percent) - any Advanced Medical Optics (AMO) product
    • 4 (4 percent) – any Alcon product

Helpful links:
American Academy of Ophthalmology Web Site
http://www.aao.org/public/fungal_keratitis.cfm

US Food and Drug Administration Web Site

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/contacts.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web Site

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d410a1.htm

Bausch and Lomb Company Web Site

http://www.bauschandlomb.com/us/vision/concerns/fusarium.jsp

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