Fusarium keratitis associated with ReNu with MoistureLoc sample kits.

Robert M. Saltzmann, Judy M. Yep, Preston H. Blomquist

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient who developed contact-lens associated Fusarium sp. keratitis associated with use of sample kits of ReNu with MoistureLoc purchased after worldwide recall of the product from the market. METHODS: The patient's history, clinical presentation, and laboratory workup were reviewed. RESULTS: In April 2008, a 64-year-old woman with a 45-year history of contact lens wear presented with a large central corneal infiltrate after receiving empiric antibiotic treatment before referral. Corneal and contact lens cultures revealed Fusarium sp. The patient had been using sample kits of ReNu with MoistureLoc purchased from a dollar store to clean her lenses. CONCLUSIONS: Although a worldwide recall of ReNu with MoistureLoc occurred in May 2006, the product may still be obtained in discount stores through sale of professional sample kits. Patients with contact lens-associated keratitis should be questioned regarding specifics of their contact lens hygienic regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalEye & contact lens
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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