Fluoroquinolones and retinal detachment

In this large case control study, the use of oral fluoroquinolones increased the risk of retinal detachment by 4.5, although the absolute risk was small (with a number needed to harm of 2,500). Retinal detachment should prompt questioning of recent fluoroquinolone use (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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