Study connects antibiotics to retinal detachment risk

04/4/2012 | HealthDay News

Canadian researchers found that use of fluoroquinolones slightly increases a person's risk of retinal detachment, which could lead to blindness. They examined the records of nearly 1 million patients and found that 3.3% of those with a retinal detachment were taking the antibiotics compared with 0.6% of those without the eye condition. The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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