So the other day I was walking around one of my ORs sort of waiting for the case to start. Usually, while in this holding pattern, I am gathering my wits thinking about a whole cadre of things. Then my eye fell on the corner of one of our carts, a corner where sat two bottles–eye drop bottles. One my mind discarded and another triggered a wondering-warning: generic moxyfloxacin? I don’t know whether I stopped immediately, or whether my thoughts came chasing me around the room a few minutes later, but at some point, a red flag went a waving.
The one my mind ignored was the prednisolone. But the other one, the one with the red flag went a bit like this: “That did not look like Vigamox sitting there ready for the nurse to dispense. Hold it; we can’t put that in the eye!”