Eye drops - The hidden poison
Eye drops are very commonly prescribed bur their potential for systemic absorption and serious toxicity may be forgotten. This paper examines patterns of prescription of eye drops in Scotland by general practitioners. A review of the serious systemic features and toxicity and their management, of commonly used eye drops is undertaken. Practical recommendations for the monitoring of such effects in clinical practice are made.
Jones, A. L., Keighley, J. E., Gold, W. Good, A. M. (1996). Eye drops - The hidden poison. Scottish Medical Journal, 41 (4), 110-112.