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The Food and Drug Administration Found Fungal and Bacterial Contamination In Certain Brands Of Eyedrops

The Food And Drug Administration Warns Against Using Certain Eye Drops (Photo: science photo)

The Food and Drug Administration is advising people to cease using certain brands of eyedrops after it was discovered that they were contaminated with bacteria and fungi.

The Food And Drug Administration Warns Against Using Certain Eye Drops (Photo: North Florida Vision)

The Food And Drug Administration Has Issued A Warning Against Buying Or Using Certain Eye Drop

As per the report of abc11, the two drops in question are LightEyez MSM Eye Drops-Eye Repair and Dr. Berne’s MSM Drops 5% Solution. Both products are offered for sale online, but because of the presence of MSM, they are regarded as being unlawful.

The substance is occasionally employed in an effort to treat arthritis. Although there are unsubstantiated claims online that it can be used for a variety of eye ailments, including dryness and floaters, it is not approved for use in eye drops.

The Food And Drug Administration stated in its alert dated Aug. 22 that “there are no legally marketed ophthalmic drugs that contain MSM as an active ingredient.”

Although no injuries related to using the drops have been reported, federal regulators discovered contamination in samples of the drops that potentially endanger customers.

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Contaminated Eyedrops Sold Online

According to the Food and Drug Administration, NBC News reported that Dr. Berne’s MSM drops contained the fungus Exophiala and the bacteria Bacillus.

The Food and Drug Administration stated that the LightEyez drops were contaminated with three different types of bacteria: Pseudomonas, Mycobacterium, Mycolicibacterium, and Methylorubrum.

The Food and Drug Administration warned that using contaminated eye drops “could result in a minor to serious infection that could threaten vision and possibly progress to a life-threatening infection.”

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