Advice following the issue of the BD Urgent Field Safety Notice MPS-18-1209 regarding the use of BD and BBraun (Medline) syringes for intraocular injections.

Following the issue of the BD Urgent Field Safety Notice (FSN) MPS-18-1209 regarding the use of BD syringes for intraocular injections and the further FSN from Medline covering their Ophthalmic Sterile Procedure Trays including BBraun Syringes, the current recommendation is to continue to prepare intraocular injections in the syringes that are currently used including the BD and BBraun (Medline) syringes impacted by the FSN, ensuring that the physicians are aware of the risks and are happy to continue to use them.

We are hopeful that an alternative syringe specific for this purpose will become available in due course.

Updated 10th May 2021

SPS Advice note: Interim position statement Version 3
Field Safety Notice (FSN) and intraocular injections (BD and other syringes)

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