A deadly outbreak of drug-resistant infections has been linked to eye drops, including Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears and Delsam Pharma Eye Ointment.
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UPDATE: 4 Deaths Linked to Recalled Eye Drops
In May 2023, the CDC reported 4 deaths and 81 infections had been linked to contaminated eye drops, including Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears, Delsam Pharma Eye Ointment, and EzriCare Artificial Tears.
Delsam Pharma Eye Drops Recalled for Infection Risk
In February 2023, Global Pharma Healthcare of Tamil Nadu, India, announced a recall for Delsam Pharma Eye Drops and EzriCare Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops sold nationwide.
The recall involves Artificial Tears (carboxymethylcellulose sodium) Lubricant Eye Drops, which were advertised to relieve eye dryness and discomfort, protect the eyes from further irritation, and more.
Recall Expands to Delsam Pharma Eye Ointment
The recall was expanded on February 24, 2023, to also include all lots of Delsam Pharma® Artificial Eye Ointment (Batch No. H29) due to a risk of infections, microbial contamination, and leaking product packaging.
The product was distributed nationwide in the U.S. and online. The product has NDC 72570-122-35 and UPC Code 3 72570 12235 3.
Lawsuits Filed for Victims of Eye Drop Infection Outbreak
Lawsuits have been filed against Walmart and the makers of Delsam Pharma Eye Drops by lawyers who are representing people who developed infections, lost their vision, or died of a severe infection.
One of the first lawsuits was filed against Walmart, EzriCare, EzriRx, and other defendants by a woman from Florida who developed a serious Pseudomonas infection after using the eye drops. She suffered “itchy and unrelenting pain in her eyes” and required months of antibiotics and surgery, according to the lawsuit.
What is Pseudomonas?
All of the victims were infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria is extremely dangerous because it is highly antibiotic-resistant, which makes infections difficult to cure before they spread and become deadly.
Before this outbreak, Pseudomonas aeruginosa had never been identified in the U.S., but it is common in India, where Delsam Pharam Eye Drops were manufactured.
Eye Infection Symptoms
Patients should seek medical care immediately if they have any symptoms of an infection after using Delsam Pharam Eye Drops or Eye Ointment, such as:
- Yellow, green or clear discharge from the eye
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Redness of the eye or eyelid
- Feeling of something in your eye (foreign body sensation)
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
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