MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials have confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across seven states. The patients were allegedly exposed to products mixed in a pharmacy that also mixed a brew of supplements that killed 21 elite polo horses in South Florida in 2009.
In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors and patients to stay away from compounded products labeled as sterile from Franck's Compounding Lab in Ocala.
According to the report, 23 patients suffered some degree of vision loss, 24 patients underwent another eye surgery.
The Food and Drug Administration tested unopened bottles and unused syringes and found multiple bacterial and fungal species.
Franck's said the issue has been resolved, adding they hired a new pharmacist to oversee quality assurance.
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