against using eye drops that are not registered with the Food and Drugs
drop product costing P100 from a self-styled “eye doctor” who does his business
at the sidewalk of Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz, Manila.
small plastic bottle with blue cap and label,” supposedly cleanses and removes
bacteria from the eyes.
reportedly getting scarce, some sufferers may be tempted to use this product
whose quality and safety is dubious,” said Thony Dizon, Coordinator of the
EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect.
important for consumers to know how to spot the untrustworthy eye drops,” he
the following as red flags that vigilant consumers should know about: no
manufacturer and/or importer information, no ingredients’ list, no instruction
on usage and no precautionary statement.
product as per FDA website is not registered.
no information was provided on the product’s date of manufacturing and lot
drops present safety risks and adverse health consequences.”
infection of the eye or loss of vision,” the FDA warned.
following unregistered eye drops mostly imported from India:
(Moxibright DM) 5 mL Eye Drops
(Naphabright) Eye Drops 10 mL
Drops 5 mL
consuming public and the importation, selling or offering for sale of such is
in direct violation of Republic Act No. 9711 or the Food and Drug
Administration Act of 2009,” the advisories stated.
Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital in search of the above unregistered eye drops, and
was relieved not to find them being sold in the area.