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.
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.