Purely Soothing 15% MSM Eye Drops were recalled because they may not be sterile, which could cause blindness, vision loss, eye infections, and other life-threatening complications.
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Purely Soothing Eye Drops Recalled for Risk of Blindness
On March 3, 2023, Pharmedica USA announced a recall for two lots of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Eye Drops because they may not be sterile, which could lead to infections and blindness.
What is the Problem?
Non-sterile eye drops could be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or other microbes that could cause severe health problems, such as:
- Eye infections
- Vision loss
- Infections that spread beyond the eyes
- Bloodstream infections
- Antibiotic-resistant infectons
- Hospitalization for IV antibiotic therapy
Product Information for Recalled Eye Drops
Purely Soothing 15% MSM Eye Drops were sold worldwide through online e-commerce websites and trade shoes (ex. Amazon Marketplace, etc.), according to the recall notice.
The eye drops can be identified by the following information:
- LOT#: 2203PS01, 1 oz, UPC 7 31034 91379 9
- LOT#: 1808051, ½ oz, UPC 7 31034 91382 9
They were packaged in a white, cylindrical HDPE bottle that has a white cap and an eye-dropper lid. They were advertised for the treatment of dry eyes, anti-inflammation, eye irritation or swelling.
What Should Consumers Do?
Anyone who purchased these recalled eye drops should immediately stop using them and return them to the place of purchase. If you have (or develop) any signs of an eye infection, see a doctor immediately and tell them you used eye drops that were recalled for non-sterility.
Warning Signs & Symptoms of an Eye Infection
- 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
Deadly Infection Outbreak Linked to Eye Drops
Just weeks before the recall for Purely Soothing 15% MSM Eye Drops, a deadly outbreak of infections was linked to another non-sterile eye drop product: EzriCare Artificial Tears Eye Drops.
Dozens of infections were reported, including several people who suffered vision loss or blindness, and 1 person who died when the infection in their eyes spread to their bloodstream. The outbreak was very serious because it involved a highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is found in soil and water.
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