Both EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears products, which are manufactured by Global Pharma Healthcare, have been investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to bacterial contamination. Side effects have ranged from eye infections to vision impairment and blindness, with one reported death. Over 10 states have confirmed cases, but the potential reach remains nationwide.
Those with EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears are urged to cease use and dispose of them immediately. Recent users are advised to closely monitor eye health and to immediately seek medical attention if eye infection is suspected. It is also recommended to thoroughly clean and disinfect contacts and any other surface that may have been contaminated.
What bacterium were Eyedrops contaminated with?
Investigation has now shown that that EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears have been contaminated with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a dangerous bacterium which commonly thrives in both artificial and natural water sources. It is also resistant to antibiotics and other substances which may be used to treat bacterial infections. This makes it typically harder to treat than other bacterial infections.
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What are symptoms of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa related eye infection?
Some symptoms of an eye infection due to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa contaminated EzriCare and Delsam Pharma Eyedrops include:
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Swelling of the face/eye
- Discharge from the eye
- Vision changes/blurring
Has Global Pharma Healthcare recalled EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Eyedrops?
Yes, as of February 2nd, 2023, Global Pharma Healthcare has voluntarily recalled all of their Artificial Tears products. This recall was announced shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged the product’s consumers to cease use.
Have you been infected after EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Eyedrop use?
Anyone exhibiting symptoms of eye infection after contact with EzriCare or Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears Lubricant Eyedrops are advised to cease use immediately and seek medical attention.
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