Japanese cataract patient has respiratory failure from his eye drops

Doctors in Yamanashi - 79 miles (127km) west of the capital Tokyo - believe it is the first recorded case of a such a reaction. They fear he was allergic to levofloxacin - one of the most widely used drops.
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Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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