Skip to main content

Statement Regarding U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Eye Drop Recalls

recall eye drop
Friedberg Eye Associates, PA would like to address and alert our patients and the public regarding the recent recalls issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning specific eye drop products. Please be advised that the medications we prescribe you are not affected by the recent FDA eye drop recalls.  Please continue to take your medication as directed. The FDA has identified 28 eye drop formulations that may pose risks to ocular health, potentially leading to eye infections and in severe instances possible vision impairment or blindness.
Patients who have utilized these recalled eye drops or are experiencing prolonged irritation in their eyes are strongly advised to cease their use immediately. Furthermore, we urge patients in this situation to seek guidance and schedule an appointment with us or any eye care professional promptly for an evaluation and appropriate treatment management.
For comprehensive information on the recalled eye drop products, please refer to the FDA's official notification or visit their website directly:
It is crucial to understand that while eye drops are generally safe when used correctly, this recall highlights the importance of vigilance in ensuring the safety and efficacy of ocular medications. As a precautionary measure, we encourage patients to consult with us before purchasing any eye drops. Open communication regarding prescribed medications, as well as over-the-counter remedies, is vital to preventing potential complications and ensuring optimal eye health.
For those who possess the recalled eye drops, it is crucial to follow the FDA's disposal guidelines, which may involve utilizing designated drug take-back facilities.
As healthcare professionals, it is our responsibility to prioritize patient safety. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to report any adverse effects or concerns related to medications to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.
The wellbeing of your vision is paramount, and taking proactive measures in response to this recall is essential. Your eye health matters, and prompt action can help safeguard it.

You Might Also Enjoy...

eye exam

Glaucoma - The Silent Thief of Sight?

Did you know that glaucoma is often called the "silent thief of sight"? It's a serious eye condition that can damage the optic nerve without any noticeable symptoms. Early detection is key! Read this for important quick facts.
Elderly woman with family member

More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision

People with low vision have blind spots that can make it difficult or impossible to drive, read or see faces. But the tragedy isn’t that people have lost vision, it’s that most believe nothing can be done to improve their quality of life.
Eye examination

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

Some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why Friedberg Eye Associates, PA and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge all healthy adults to get an eye exam at age 40...
Woman suffering from allergy season

Seasonal Allergy Tips 101

Seasonal allergies affect more than 35 million Americans each year and can have a tremendously negative impact on an individual’s quality of life. Tree pollens in April and May, grass pollens in June and July and mold spores and weed pollens in July and...