Five more cases of eye fungus confirmed in Tennessee - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Five more cases of eye fungus confirmed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five more cases of a fungal eye infection have been confirmed in Tennessee.

State health officials said yesterday this increases the total number of confirmed cases to 14.

Thirteen of the 14 wore contact lenses and ten of those 13 used Bausch & Lomb Renu with MoistureLock solution. The infection can cause temporary blindness.

Five of the contact lens wearers and the patient who didn't wear the lenses had to have corneal transplants.

The confirmed cases were found in 13 cities across the state.

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