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Florida grandmother sues eye drop company after her right eye had to be surgically removed now blind

A Florida grandmother is suing the makers of EzriCare Artificial Tears, a recalled product she alleges caused her to develop a bacterial infection in her eye, forcing it to be surgically removed.

Clara Oliva, 68, who is now registered as legally blind, is one of eight patients who have lost their vision as a result of using the eye drops. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have since issued a warning noting how the rare bacterial infection is, although there have been diagnoses in 68 patients across 16 US states. 

Oliva had her right eye removed in September and replaced with a plastic implant. 


According to Oliva’s attorney, Natasha Cortes, she was using EzriCare Artificial Tears before developing the infection. 

‘My client is horribly injured and now legally blind. I am currently investigating others similarly injured by this recalled product,’ Cortes stated.

According to the lawsuit, Oliva started using EzriCare Artificial Tears in May of last year.

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