Case report of a medication error: In the eye of the beholder

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Abstract

Introduction: The World Health Organisation recognizes confusing drug names as one of the most common causes of medication errors. Other factors include spelling, phonetic, or packaging similarities. Case presentation: We presented a case report of an inadvertent administration of a non-ocular pharmaceutical product (Novasone®lotion) into the eye of an octogenarian individual, and briefly reviewed the relevant literature. Discussion: We discussed prevention strategies to avoid similar ophthalmic medication errors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalMedicine (Mumbai)
Volume95
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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