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Brilliant Blue G dye recalled due to reported serious fungal eye infections

Filed March 20th, 2012 Joshua Sophy

The Food and Drug Administration along with the makers of Brilliant Blue G dye have announced a recall on the drug treatment because it has been linked to causing a serious eye infection.

According to a report from, Franck’s Lab is the manufacturer of Brilliant Blue G dye, an agent used to treat spinal injuries, retinal problems and other eye disorders. Franck’s Lab said it has issued letters to customers which received affected Lots of the contaminated Brilliant Blue G dye.

There is no known cause of the contamination, according to the report. It is believed that a tainted batch of the dye is leading The recall is limited to four Lots of Brilliant Blue G dye: 08232011@80, 10132011@6, 10112011@82, and 10192011@125. If any customer still has a product included in the recall, it should be quarantined immediately.

People who’ve been adversely affected by the contaminated Brilliant Blue G dye have reported serious fungal eye infections. Details of these infections were not provided in the report. Patients who have Brilliant Blue G dye should contact their physicians immediately to determine if they’re at risk of these infections.

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