HARD ON cream a pain in the eye for patient
A WOMAN suffered chemical injuries after being mistakenly prescribed HARD ON cream for a dry eye.
The anonymous patient, from Glasgow, had to be treated at A&E after mistakenly receiving Vitaros cream instead of ocular lubricant VitA-POS, a report in the BMJ Case Reports medical journal said.
She was treated with antibiotics, lubricants and steroids for her blurred vision and lid swelling.
The error led specialists from Glasgow’s Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology to call for doctors to take greater care issuing medication.
One suggested remedy is the use of block capitals in handwritten prescriptions to avoid similar situations.
The patient recovered from the chemical injury within a few days.