Saturday, August 20, 2016

Q: Which group of antibiotic has been reported to be associated with retinal detachment?

Answer: Fluoroquinolone

Reports are out there in literature showing an association between current use of fluoroquinolones and retinal detachment.


 Etminan M, Forooghian F, Brophy JM, et al. Oral fluoroquinolones and the risk of retinal detachment. JAMA 2012; 307:1414. 

Pasternak B, Svanström H, Melbye M, Hviid A. Association between oral fluoroquinolone use and retinal detachment. JAMA 2013; 310:2184.

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