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Fusarium keratitis

Posted by on May 20, 2006

Fusarium keratitis
(with a name like that, it couldn’t be bad… could it?)

Saturday, May 20, 2006

I found out yesterday that I am using a product that has been found to causes eye fungus, or “Fusarium keratitis”. In case you are not following, using Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu┬« with MoistureLoc┬« may cause eye infections which can lead to scaring of the cornea and possibly even blindness. Yey, for me!

Needless to say, I switched solutions and even switched to my next pair of disposable contacts a little early. The symptoms include blurry vision, pain or redness, increased sensitivity to light and excessive discharge from the eye. Well, how much discharge is excessive? I’ve had some itching in my eyes, and after rubbing the itch leads to pain and redness, does that count? Going to pester my doctor anyway…

Reuters Health

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