Lawsuit: Houston Man Blind in One Eye After CVS Gives Him Eardrops Instead of Eyedrops

A Houston man is suing CVS Caremark for allegedly screwing up his prescription, giving him eardrops instead of eyedrops, causing him to go blind in one eye.

Claudis Alston picked up the prescription from a CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway in 2012. But instead of the eyedrops meant for treating his pinkeye, the 64-year-old Alston received a solution used to treat ear infections, the suit claims.

Alston is seeking damages of between $200,000 and $1 million.

The instructions for the eardrops required Alston to "instill 3 drops in each eye twice daily for 5 days," according to a press release from Alston's attorneys, Imrana Manzanares and Randy Sorrels. "As instructed, Mr. [Alston] placed the drops in his eyes and lost vision in his left eye by 4:00 pm the same day."

We reached out to the Rhode Island-based CVS Caremark for comment and will update if we hear back.

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