Lubrisine Eye Drops Recalled for Potentially Serious Side Effects Including Vision Loss
Results RNA LLC is issuing a voluntary product defect recall for Lubrisine Eye Drops among healthcare practitioners, retailers and consumers. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this product, during a recent FDA inspection, was found to be manufactured using practices that do not support its sterility and contained colloidal silver. The FDA warns that use of a non-sterile eye drop could result in a potentially sight-threatening eye infection.
Potentially Dangerous Products
Also, exposure to colloidal silver over an extended period or time could result in permanent discoloration of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. So far, the company says it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. The product is basically used to lubricate dry eyes and is packaged in a single 1-ounce dropper bottle with the UPC code 9238230723.
The affected Lubrisine Eye Drops lots include all lots manufactured from May 12, 2012, forward. This date of manufacture is located on the bottom of the bottle. These products were distributed nationwide through healthcare practitioners, Internet distributors and the company’s website to wholesale and retail customers. Those who have these products in their possession can return them to the company for a full refund. Consumers are urged to stop using the eye drops immediately. For more questions, call 203-290-2992 during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST).
Product Liability Issues
When eye products don’t work the way they are supposed to, the consequences can be devastating. Potential side effects might include eye damage, reduced vision or total loss of vision. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of these or other products, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages and losses. Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to manufacture products that are safe for consumers. When there is a danger that the products could cause injury or harm, manufacturers must recall the affected products and warn consumers about the dangers of using them. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to fight for your rights and help you secure maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you have sustained.