Topical chloramphenicol is an outmoded treatment

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7148.1903 (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1903
  1. M Doona, Registrar,
  2. J B Walsh, Consultant physician
  1. Department of Medicine for the Elderly, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8

    EDITOR—A recent issue of the BMJ contained two articles on chloramphenicol eye drops and their association with haematological toxicity. 1 2 Lancaster et al detected three patients with serious haematological toxicity who had used the eye drops (one of whom died).1 These cases, in addition to the …

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