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Bausch & Lomb Settling Contact Lens Solution Lawsuits

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Contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb Inc. has so far paid out about $250 million to settle nearly 600 lawsuits related to fungal infections linked to its contact lens solution ReNu MoistureLoc, and still has to resolve dozens more claims the Associated Press reported.

The solution, used for cleaning, storing and moistening soft contact lenses, is blamed by more than 700 people in the United States and Asia for exposure to a potentially blinding infection called Fusarium keratitis, the AP said.

In the United States, there were 180 confirmed cases in 35 states between June 2005 and September 2006, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seven people in the United States had to have an eye removed due to infection and at least 60 more needed vision-saving corneal transplants, the AP reported.

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