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Unlike FDA-approved treatments, compounded intracameral medicines are not clinically evaluated for efficacy and safety1-3

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA recommend the use of an FDA-approved product when it is commercially available over the use of a compounded drug1-3

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Without evaluation and testing, compounded products pose the risk of quality issues as well as contamination1-6

Complications can be associated with the quality of the product, dose miscalculation, or incorrect preparation on the part of the pharmacy1-6

Compounded products carry potential liability risks for physicians and accreditation risks for surgical facilities3,7

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