Keratitis from abuse of corneal anaesthetics

H E Henkes, T N Waubke

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    Topically applied anaesthetics are potentially dangerous, as frequent and continuous application may lead to anaesthetic-induced keratitis. Three patients with serious corneal lesions are described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)62-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1978


    • Adult
    • Anesthetics, Local/adverse effects
    • Benzoates/adverse effects
    • Corneal Opacity/chemically induced
    • Corneal Ulcer/chemically induced
    • Humans
    • Keratitis/chemically induced
    • Male
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Vision, Ocular/drug effects


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