Important Notice: Eye Drop Recall

At Henry J. Austin Health Center, your safety is our main concern. The FDA recently issued a warning about specific over-the-counter eye drop products that could pose risks to your eye health. These products have been linked to manufacturing issues that might lead to eye infections, which could even result in vision problems or blindness. 

As of October 27, 2023, the FDA has updated its list of eye drop products you should avoid. 

The affected eye drop products come under various brands, including: 

– CVS Health 

– Leader (Cardinal Health) 

– Rugby (Cardinal Health) 

– Rite Aid 

– Target Up & Up 

– Velocity Pharma 

For the full list of affected eye drops, visit: FDA warns consumers not to purchase or use certain eye drops. 

These products are supposed to be sterile, but the FDA found manufacturing problems that could be harmful. Eye drops can bypass some of your body’s natural defenses, so it’s crucial to use safe, properly manufactured eye care products. 

To protect your eye health, the FDA recommends you stop using any of these affected eye drop products immediately. If you’ve used one of these and experience signs of an eye infection, seek medical care promptly. 

CVS, Rite Aid, and Target have already removed these products from their stores and websites. However, products under the Leader, Rugby, and Velocity brands might still be available in some places. We advise against purchasing them. 

At this time, the FDA has not received reports of adverse events related to eye infections from these products. But your safety matters to us, so we encourage healthcare professionals and patients to report any issues with these eye drop products to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program. Your well-being is our top priority.

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