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Two kids suffer eye puncture injuries caused by collapsible laundry hampers

Two cases of eye punctures in children caused by collapsible laundry hampers during a 12-month period have been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The hampers stand upright but can collapse and pop back into shape because of an embedded flexible wire that winds around the outside of the cloth. Fabric holds the wire in place, but if the fabric becomes frayed, the wire can pop out. The end of the wire is very sharp and can cause injury. The first case reported was in an 11-year-old boy who suffered a corneal laceration in his right eye ... Read More

FDA warns of eye infections with drugs used in eye surgeries

More reports of eye infections caused by fungal endophthalmitis in patients who were treated with Brilliant Blue G (BBG) during eye surgery have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a second warning in a month’s time about the drug. The agency is warning that eye infections were also reported in patients who were given injections of drug products containing triamcinolone during eye surgery. BBG is a stain used to assist surgeons in retinal surgery. A recall of BBG was issued last month. It is not approved for use in the United States, and health care personnel are ... Read More

FDA, CDC warn of illegal, fungus-contaminated eye surgery drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning eye doctors that a drug used in eye surgeries known as Brilliant Blue G (BBG) is illegal and has caused fungal endophthalmitis, or eye infections, in some patients. Both federal agencies, along with local and state public health agencies, are actively investigating these adverse events. The BBG was supplied by Franck’s Compounding Lab in Ocala, Florida. The company issued a recall on March 9, 2012, of all lots of Brilliant Blue G and issued a recall letter. The drug is not approved for ... Read More