Eyedrops From Major Brands May Cause Infection, F.D.A. Says

Federal health officials are advising consumers to stop using more than two dozen over-the-counter eyedrops products because of a potential risk of eye infection that may lead to partial vision loss or blindness.

The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday flagging 26 eye care products including eyedrops and gels from CVS Health, Leader (Cardinal Health), Rugby (Cardinal Health), Rite Aid, Target up&up and Velocity Pharma.

Read the full list of recalled products here.

The federal agency recommended on Wednesday that the manufacturer recall all lots of those products after agency investigators found unsanitary conditions in a manufacturing plant, according to the news release from the F.D.A. Bacterial tests came back positive from critical drug production areas in the plant, which the agency did not immediately identify.

The F.D.A. said that it had not received any reports of infection associated with these products, but it was encouraging health care professionals and patients to report any cases to the agency.

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