FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A health care system that provides services to veterans at various clinics has confirmed that its center in northwest Arkansas failed to follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery.

The Veterans Health System of the Ozarks released a statement Tuesday saying staff members are taking further precautions and looking into how long the outdated procedures were in effect at the Fayetteville center.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the error was found during a routine inspection on Sept. 25.

The system has also requested a review of case records and procedures by Department of Veterans Affairs experts in sterile processing and infectious diseases.

Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.nwaonline.com