Fillers A medical mishap

Caustic eye drops

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7349.1314 (Published 01 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1314
  1. Austin G McCormick, senior house officer, department of ophthalmology
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

    A patient attending for day case cataract surgery had phenol drops instilled into the right eye instead of bupivacaine local anaesthetic. Although bupivacaine is the only eye drop used in the day case centre in this type of …

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