The FDA has received reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G (BBG) during eye surgeries. The BBG dye was supplied by Franck’s Compounding Lab in Ocala, FL. Franck’s Pharmacy issued a recall letter on March 9, 2012, of all lots of Brilliant Blue G:

    Brilliant Blue G is not an approved drug in the U.S. Healthcare professionals are to immediately quarantine and return any remaining Brilliant Blue G products.

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