BY ELIZABETH NAPOLITANO
NOVEMBER 6, 2023 / 4:39 PM EST / MONEYWATCH
Consumers who use eye drops have been spooked this year by a rash of government warnings about dozens of brands potentially containing bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration earlier this year announced a spate of recalls of eye drop products linked to four deaths and multiple cases of vision loss. In August, the agency warned against using two additional eye drop products because of the risk of potential bacterial or fungal contamination. Most recently, the FDA last week urged consumers to stop using 27 eye drop products potentially tainted with bacteria.
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