December 2007

Risk Factors for Contact Lens–Related Fusarium Keratitis

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(12):1715-1716. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.12.1715

I read with interest the article by Khor et al1 concluding that use of ReNu MultiPlus (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, New York) significantly increased the risk of contact lens–related Fusarium keratitis in Singapore. The conclusions contradict the results of studies carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health in Hong Kong.2,3 Khor and colleagues reference on several occasions that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study did not show an association with ReNu MultiPlus and that the available evidence suggests that ReNu with MoistureLoc (Bausch & Lomb) may be the only contact lens solution linked to the outbreak.2,4

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