Another Death, More Cases of Vision Loss Linked to Tainted Eye Drops

MONDAY, May 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of vision loss and deaths are mounting in an investigation into eye drops contaminated with a rare strain of the drug-resistant bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

In all, four people have died, with one new death now being reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, a total of 14 people have experienced vision loss, with six new cases reported last week. Infections have now been reported in 81 people living in 18 states. Four cases have involved people who have had to have their eyeballs surgically removed.

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