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December 1982

Systemic Effects of Eye Drops

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Will's Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(13):2293-2294. doi:10.1001/archinte.142.13.2293

• Eye drops are a common form of medication that has been reported to cause a wide range of substantial systemic effects, as reviewed herein. A greater awareness of potential eye drop–related complications is important since these complications are frequently not taken into consideration in a patient's drug history and neglected in a differential diagnosis of adverse reactions.