FDA Recalls Brilliant Blue G due to Reports of Severe Eye Infections

If you or someone you love has developed fungal endophthalmitis after being treated with Brilliant Blue G, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the lawyers at Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (800) 251-6990.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending immediate quarantine and return of brilliant blue G ophthalmic solution compounded at a Florida pharmacy, Franck’s Compounding Lab of Ocala, Florida, after receiving reports of fungal endophthalmitis in patients who were treated with the solution during eye surgery, according to a release.

The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local and state public health agencies are investigating adverse events reported by clinicians in several states, the release said.

Franck’s, the supplier of the brilliant blue G involved in these incidents, issued a recall of all lots of the product on March 9.

There are four lots that are suspected of being contaminated: 08232011@80, 10132011@6, 10112011@82 and 10192011@125.

Health care professionals and patients are urged to report any fungal or bacterial endophthalmitis cases from the past 6 months associated with eye surgery in which brilliant blue G was used via the MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.  They may do so by filling out this online form or by mailing or faxing in this form. A copy of the form may also be requested by calling 1-800-332-1088.

What is Fungal Endophthalmitis?

Fungal endophthalmitis is an inflammation of tissues inside the eyes.  It may be a rare complication of eye surgery.  Symptoms of fungal endophthalmitis allegedly induced by Brilliant Blue G may include pain, blurred and/or decreased vision, and redness in the eyes.

If you have concerns that you might have fungal endophthalmitis after being treated with , you should contact a health professional immediately.    This serious condition may result in permanent vision loss.

Treatment for fungal endophthalmitis caused by Brilliant Blue G may include vitrectomy, intraocular antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents

Do I have a Fungal Endophthalmitis Lawsuit?

If you or someone you love has developed fungal endophthalmitis after being treated with Brilliant Blue G, you may be entitled to compensation.   Contact the lawyers at Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (800) 251-6990.

Sources: http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/reg...http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm296326.htm

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