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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d425
  1. Colin Chu, specialty registrar,
  2. Nicholas Price, consultant
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham GL53 7AN, UK
  1. colin.chu{at}

An 89 year old woman was started on chloramphenicol eye drops. Over two weeks of treatment she developed worsening periocular scaling, erythema, …

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