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Toxic eye drop scandal in US: 3 people dead, 4 eyes removed



Huge scandal over toxic eye drops in the US! At least 68 people have become infected because of contaminated eye drops. So far, three people have died, eight have gone blind and four others have had an eyeball surgically removed.

EzriCare and Delsam Phama over-the-counter eye drops, first recalled in February, are now linked to cases in 16 states, the US Department of Health and Human Services said.

Eye germ resistant to drugs

The drops made in India are held responsible for infections with the germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is the first time that this germ has been able to spread in the United States, as the ministry explains. He is “largely resistant to common drugs”.

The agency’s report goes on to say, “Three people have died and there have been eight reports of vision loss and four reports of enucleation (surgical removal of the eyeball).”

The agency warned, “Patients who have used EzriCare or Delsam Pharma eye drops and show signs or symptoms of an eye infection should seek immediate medical attention.”


Symptoms known so far: blurred vision, redness in the eye area, the feeling that something is in the eye and “yellow, green or clear discharge from the eye”.

lawsuits against manufacturers

Florida attorney Clara Oliva said she is suing eye drop maker EzriCare. After taking the drops, she partially lost her vision. She was “terribly injured and now almost blind”.

Another case involves a 72-year-old woman who lost vision in her left eye after using EzriCare eye drops.

your doctor dr. Ahmed Omar told CNN, “She noticed blurry vision in her left eye for a few days and then yellow discharge on her pillow.”

After that, the appearance of her eyes changed. In the emergency room, a corneal ulcer was discovered. Despite the operation, the doctors could not save the eye.

Source: Asia Times


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