A Bausch & Lomb plant in South Carolina has cleared inspection after failing last year in an investigation following an outbreak of a rare and dangerous eye infection caused by its MoistureLoc contact solution.
The infection, Fusarium keratitis, was found in parts of Asia and the US. From Forbes:
The FDA inspected the plant last year and found several problems with production, including failure to properly test solutions and check suppliers. The government also said Bausch & Lomb failed to disclose links between the infection and its product discovered in Asia before the U.S. recall.
The FDA ruled out problems in the manufacturing process as contributing to the eye infections, Bausch & Lomb spokesman Michael L. McDougall said.