One brand within the recalled eyedrops has been linked to serious infections, vision loss and a death
Updated: March 23rd, 2023:
Two additional deaths have been recorded related to Global Pharma Healthcare’s recalled Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops.
Official FDA Recall Notices:
- Global Pharma Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops Due to Possible Contamination
- Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% Due to Cracks that Have Developed in Some of the Units Caps of the Bottles
- Pharmedica USA LLC Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops Due to Non-Sterility
In addition to drops, the FDA has also recalled Global Pharma Healthcare Artificial Eye Ointment due to possible bacterial contamination. No infections have been associated with this over-the-counter product.
Common symptoms of an eye infection include blurry vision, discharge, pain or discomfort, redness of the eyelid or eye, feeling like there is something in the eye, and increased sensitivity to light. If you have any of these symptoms, please see an eye care professional.
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