Risk for retinal detachment not increased with fluoroquinolones

Oral fluoroquinolone use did not lead to higher risk for retinal detachment, researchers from Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark, have found.“Given the limited power, this study can only rule out more than a threefold relative increase in the risk of retinal detachment associated with current fluoroquinolone use,” the researchers wrote in JAMA. “However, any differences in absolute risk are likely to have limited, if any, clinical significance.”

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