oa South African Family Practice - The judicious use of topical corticosteroids in eye conditions : letter to the editor

Volume 46, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(9) 4 The Judicious use of Topical Corticosteroids in Eye Conditions To the editor: As A Family Physician involved in providing eye care I could not leave the advert for dexamethasone and chloramphenicol (in the June 2004 issue, opposite page 16) stand without comment. Although topical dexamethasone is an essential and sight-saving drug it has the potential for sight-losing sideeffects. I was surprised to see the advert advocating the use of this combination for amongst others: "acute purulent conjunctivitis and allergic conjunctivitis." These conditions are not sight-threatening and can be treated effectively with other drugs such as ..

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