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August 6, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Jason Schmidt hit Craig Counsell on the lower leg with a 71-mph curveball, and the Dodgers' pitcher was done. Schmidt wasn't forced from the Dodgers' 4-1 loss to Milwaukee in the fourth inning Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium because he was ejected or had exacerbated tensions between the teams. The veteran right-hander had merely lost control of a pitch -- and an inning -- that sent the Dodgers to their third defeat in their last four series.
December 14, 2008 | Cristy Lytal, Lytal is a freelance writer.
If the eyes are the windows into the soul, then Kevin Carter has the power to draw the blinds. As a special effects contact lens painter, he can create everything from cataract-ridden eyes to the supernatural peepers of the living dead. Raised in Medford, Ore., and Sonoma, Calif., Carter got hooked on horror films early on. "I loved the 'Friday the 13th' movies and Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and stuff like that," he recalls.
August 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The Food and Drug Administration said it was concerned that consumers were still using a contact lens solution made by Advanced Medical Optics Inc. of Santa Ana that was recalled earlier this year. Regulators said several new cases of the potentially deadly infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis, linked to the product, had been reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Staar Surgical Co., a Monrovia-based maker of implantable contact lenses, said it had received a letter from the Food and Drug Administration warning the company that its clinical study procedures did not comply with federal rules.
November 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bausch & Lomb Inc. failed to formally report nearly three dozen foreign cases of fungal eye infections later linked to one of its contact lens solutions, according to a federal warning letter. Bausch & Lomb didn't submit the 35 serious injury reports by April 7, as required by law, after Singapore health officials had alerted the Rochester, N.Y., company, the Food and Drug Administration said in the letter.
May 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bausch & Lomb Inc. said it began discussions with U.S. health regulators within days of receiving reports in February of an unusual incidence of severe fungal infections among contact lens wearers in Singapore. The Food and Drug Administration said in a preliminary report that the eye-care company failed to properly notify the agency within the mandatory 30 days about 35 cases of potentially blinding Fusarium keratitis infections among people using lens cleaners in Singapore.
May 5, 2006 | From Reuters
Bausch & Lomb Inc., under pressure since authorities said its contact lens care products might be linked to a spate of serious eye infections in Asia and the United States, said a handful of cases of the infection had also been confirmed in Europe. But the company, whose shares fell 6.3% to hit an almost three-year low, denied analysts' suggestions that a large debt buyback announced Wednesday could leave it strapped for cash.
April 24, 2006 | Janet Cromley
On April 13 Bausch & Lomb asked retailers to temporarily halt sales of its ReNu With MoistureLoc contact lens solution. The announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that it was investigating 109 suspected or confirmed cases of Fusarium keratitis, occurring over 10 months. (Since then, the number has risen to 176.) Fusarium keratitis is a potentially serious infection of the cornea.
April 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
After two days in a tailspin, shares of Bausch & Lomb Inc. edged up Thursday as federal officials investigated whether its newest contact lens solution was to blame for a fungal eye infection that can cause blindness. The company Thursday asked U.S. retailers to remove the product from shelves until investigations are complete.
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