LITTLE Cherish Kubiak "could have been blinded" after she was given ear drops instead of eye drops by a pharmacist.
The error happened on Friday at Rowlands Phamacy, in Alvin Street.
Cherish, aged eight months, had conjunctivitis and her mother Chantelle Ali, from Kingsholm popped in to collect eye drops for her. After administering them four or five times, she realised on Saturday they were in fact ear drops.
"I am absolutely mortified to be honest," said Chantelle.
"They could have given me anything, she could have been blinded.
"I totally trusted them, that's why I didn't read the label straight away. I just assumed they would give me the right stuff, as anyone would."
Chantelle knew something wasn't right when her daughter had a mild reaction to the drops.
She said: "When I was using them her eyes were a bit red afterwards and she was trying to rub them.
"When I took the drops back I asked them if I needed to take my daughter to the doctor because I had no idea what effect the ear drops would have.
"They apologised for the mix-up and told me she wouldn't need to see a doctor.
"When I got home I rang their head office and they told me I would need to take her to the doctors.
"I want whoever gave me these drops by mistake struck off."
Meanwhile, Rowlands have confirmed they are aware of the incident and that an investigation is taking place. A spokesman from Rowlands Pharmacy, Gloucester, said: "Due to information governance reasons we are unable to provide specific details of the incident, other than to say we are aware of a patient safety incident from this branch of Rowlands Pharmacy and we are investigating this incident at a senior level.
"We do take all patient safety incidents seriously and monitor and review these on an ongoing basis in order to identify learning in order to update and implement best practice."
Rowlands Pharmacy has branches across the length and breadth of the UK.
In Gloucestershire there are also branches in Bath Road, Cheltenham, Prestbury, Leckhampton, and Bourton.
The Alvin Street branch offers a number of services including weight management, diabetes screening, blood pressure measuring and the delivering of prescriptions.