Recent Test Results On Disinfection Effect Of Major Contact Lens Multi-purpose Solutions: Bausch L 1

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MEDIA RELEASE PR37844


Recent Test Results on Disinfection Effect of Major Contact Lens Multi-purpose

Solutions: Bausch + Lomb ReNu MultiPlus Solution Demonstrated Superior Disinfection

Against Acanthamoeba Trophozoite


HARYANA, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ --


    In December 2009, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan (NCACJ)(refer to

Note 1 below) published the test results measuring the disinfection effect of major

contact lens multi-purpose solutions against Acanthamoeba trophozoite, a cause of severe

corneal infection. According to the NCACJ report, there are increasing cases of

Acanthamoeba keratitis in Japan and the majority of sufferers are soft contact lens

users.


    In the research, NCACJ conducted two tests on eight of leading commercially

available multi-purpose solutions in Japan. In the study, ReNu MultiPlus was the ONLY

multi-purpose solution that effectively reduced Acanthamoeba trophozoites down to 1/1000

(0.1%) of its original number within the study's minimum soak time of two hours. The

disinfection efficacy remained effective after eight hours.



detailed test result on Acanthamoeba trophozoite disinfection efficacy of multi-purpose

solutions (Source: NCACJ report).


    "Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare but serious eye infection that can result in

permanent visual impairment or blindness. Therefore, it is important for contact lens

users to practise good contact lens care and select a multi-purpose solution with high

disinfection effect," said Dr Emily Choy, regional medical marketing manager, Asia-

Pacific, Bausch + Lomb. "At Bausch + Lomb, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of

product quality and safety, and we are dedicated to providing outstanding products that

will improve the vision and lives of our users."


    To reduce the chances of Acanthamoeba infection, contact lens users are advised to

practise good contact lens care, including always washing hands before handling contact

lenses, rubbing contact lenses with solution, replacing the contact lens case

periodically and seeking regular eye checkups. 


    To ensure safety of consumers, Bausch + Lomb is an industry leader in promoting good

contact lens care practices through a number of different educational programs around

the world.  


    Note 1: National Consumer Affairs Centre of Japan (NCACJ) is an independent

administrative agency which is a core consumer concern driven organization in accordance

with the Consumer Affairs Fundamental Act. It handles consumer issues in collaboration

with the government and local consumer centers. For more information about the NCACJ

research, please visit the NCACJ website at http://www.kokusen.go.jp/ (only available in

Japanese).


    About Acanthamoeba


    Acanthamoeba is a parasite commonly found in soil and water. Contact lens users are

advised to practise good lens care and select solutions with high disinfection effect to

minimize risks of Acanthamoeba infection. If you experience any eye problems such as

redness, irritation or tearing, you should consult your eye care practitioner

immediately.


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    About Bausch + Lomb


    Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core

businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices

and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The Bausch + Lomb name is one of the

best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the

company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people

worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is

available at http://www.bausch.com


    For media enquiry, please contact:


     Linda Yan

     Edelman

     Linda.yan@edelman.com

     Tel: +852-2837-4723


     Sunil Gadgil

     General Manager, Vision Care Marketing, Bausch + Lomb India

     Sunil.gadgil@bausch.com

     Tel: +91-124-4152-260


SOURCE  Bausch + Lomb







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