Drug-resistant bacteria linked to recalled eye drops costs fire captain sight in one eye - CBS News
Mar 24, 2023 33 secs
Unable to treat the problem with antibiotics, doctors feared Di Sarro would lose his eye.

The CDC is investigating a nationwide outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria — Pseudomonas aeruginosa — which has infected 68 people in 16 states.

Dr. Guillermo Amescua of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami treated Di Sarro with an experimental light treatment that finally killed the infection.

Di Sarro is suing for negligence and hopes that surgery will restore sight in his left eye.

Symptoms from the infection can include pain, discharge, redness, light sensitivity and blurry vision, according to the CDC.

To use eye drops safely in general, people should wash their hands and keep the tip of the bottle sterile.



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