Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bausch & Lomb, bol, renu

Okay, so what's all this talk about Bausch & Lomb, and there product or lack of product called renu. These are the all the questions we are asking and wondering! Here is a little background info...the fungus, called Fusarium, is commonly found in plant material and soil in tropical and subtropical regions. Without eye-drop treatment, which can last two to three months, the infection can scar the cornea and blind its victims.

Symptoms can include blurry vision, pain or redness, increased sensitivity to light and excessive discharge from the eye. It is not transmitted from person to person.

In February, Bausch & Lomb stopped shipments of ReNu in Singapore and Hong Kong after a similar spike in infections was reported in contact-lens wearers there. It is partnering with health authorities and researchers to investigate the extent and cause of the outbreak, which also surfaced in Malaysia.

More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and the ReNu brand generated $45 million in U.S. sales last year.

Well, so what's the word now...well everyone the street, and evening Kramer I think is saying SELL! It's up to you....what you want to do...but I would be jumping ship if I were a owner of stock in this one!

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