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Consumers in the United States have been alerted regarding the recall of eyedrops.

The particular regulator, the Food and Drug Administration, published two separate recall notices. The two products are distributed by different companies.

The distribution companies voluntarily pulled several lots of the products from the market.

The announcements came off the back of a recall in India last month. Eyedrops were linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. One person died and at least five others are now left with permanent vision loss.

At this stage, no indication has been given that the recalls in the US are related to the recalls in India.

The recall of one of the products in the US affects almost 3,000 bottles. Consumers were warned that the use of the over-the-counter eyedrops could “result in blindness”. It was advised that the use of the eyedrops should be stopped immediately and that the product should be returned to the place where they were bought.

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