TITLE

Retinal detachment nearly five times more common in fluoroquinolone users

PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Reactions Weekly;4/14/2012, Issue 1397, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study which investigated a cohort of nearly one million patients who visited an ophthalmologist in British Columbia between January 2000 and December 2007 of which a total of 4,384 cases of retinal detachment were identified. It concluded that fluoroquinolone, one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics, is associated with an almost five-fold increase in the risk of retinal detachment.
ACCESSION #
75019113

 

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