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Systemic absorption of topically applied chloramphenicol eyedrops.
  1. G E Trope,
  2. J R Lawrence,
  3. V M Hind and
  4. J Bunney


    Five children under the age of 9 years had topical chloramphenicol drops administered 2-hourly to each eye for 5 to 7 days. Systemic absorption was not detected by 2 sensitive assays for the drug. The hazards of topical chloramphenicol and reports in the current literature are discussed.

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