Recently, a well-known contact lens manufacturer has been put in the spot not because of the contact lenses it manufactures, but because of the fungal eye infections people are getting from using its contact lens cleaner solution. It has withdrawn the product weeks ago, but some news reports say that the eye infections continue to increase as the weeks go by.
A fresh report says that the company was alerted by the HK government as early as September 2005 about increasing eye infections among the users of its contact lens solution, but no immediate action was done to withdraw the product from the market.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that health matters shouldn't be put in the hands of businessmen, or bankers, if you read my previous post. They take too long to act.
Fungal keratitis is a serious eye infection you woundn't want to have. Read here for more details.
Let me end this with a quote from the LA Times editorial two days ago:
"ANYBODY WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS would rather see a doctor than a banker."