There has been some information lately on a recalled eye drop due to the risk of infection and even death. 55 people have been infected, resulting in 1 death. The artificial tears included in this are under the brand name EzriCare, LLC and Delsam Pharma.
These drops have been linked to eye infections including pseudomonas, a highly antibiotic-resistant microorganism, as well as death from a bloodstream infection. Symptoms can include:
- eye pain or discomfort
- redness of the eye or lid
- foreign body sensation
- light sensitivity
- blurred vision.
If you have been using these drops, please stop and call your eye doctor for more information.
Drops that are not included in this category and are great to use include: Refresh, Systane, Blink, and Thera tears.