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ROCHESTER, NY - The Wall Street Journal reported Bausch & Lomb Inc. was removing ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution from the market permanently amid worries its formula may be linked to a rare eye infection. CEO Ronald L. Zarrella said there "is no evidence of product contamination, tampering, counterfeiting, or sterility failure. That leads us to conclude some aspect of the formula may be increasing the relative risk of Fusarium infection in unusual circumstances.” The MoistureLoc formula was introduced in late 2004. The company halted U.S. sales April 13 after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was investigating an unusual spike in infections in Americans using the product. Some eye specialists theorized MoistureLoc's disinfecting and moisturizing agents could have played a role in the outbreak, which first surfaced in the Far East. CDC said the number of confirmed cases of a serious eye infection that can cause blindness and may be tied to contact lens use has risen to 122 from 106 as of early May. Investigated cases largely have featured people who reported using contact lens solutions made by Bausch & Lomb - and mainly its ReNu with MoistureLoc brand.