In 1795, Dr Isaac Thompson concocted an eye water of zinc sulfate, saffron, camphor, and rose water. It was sold as late as 1939. This is 1 of a series of 32 medical trade cards advertising the product from 1875 through 1895.
Courtesy of: Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS.
Dr Thompson's Eye Water. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(12):1668. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2008.505