The Ministry of Health has Directed hospitals and clinics to discontinue the use of the color Brilliant Blue G during ophthalmic surgery.
Notice has been received in the Ministry of Health from the FDA regarding fungal infections, following ophthalmic surgery, in which the color Brilliant Blue G was used during the surgery (manufactured by Franck’s Compounding).
There were no reports of similar cases in Israel.
The preparation was marketed in 13 countries including Israel, and following the FDA notification of these reports, the instruction was issued to discontinue the use of this preparation.