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Blindness from contact solution

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is reviewing reports of 109 cases of suspected fungal keratitis that may be derived from Bausch & Lomb’s contact lens solution. This condition can be linked to a rare fungal infection that can cause blindness .

The eye fungus can cause severe corneal infections that can lead to blindness, according to the American Optometric Association. Symptoms include sudden blurred or fuzzy vision, red, irritated eyes, pain and sensitivity to light.