One detail that we missed in the on-going Bausch & Lomb eye fungus scandal is that the Health Ministry of Singapore had reported several cases of a corneal fungus since November 2004. Commonality between sufferers? Bausch & Lomb’s ReNu with MoistureLoc Multi-Purpose Solution for contact lenses.
Still, because the ReNu formula wasn’t currently causing American customers to go blind, Bausch & Lomb decided to just ignore the problem. Which, as we all know, has led to 109 people almost going blind as their eyes are replaced with a socket full of itchy, flesh-eating fungus.
What was Bausch & Lomb’s justification for ruining the lives of people who put their trust in them? According to B&L, they didn’t feel they needed to initiate an American recall because the Singapore solution was made in a different plant
God, we hope these scumbags get taken for billions in the upcoming class-action lawsuit.
Faulty product? Informing consumers the clear solution [Daily Bruin]