Eye News 2012

Eye News 2012

Eye News: Oral Cipro Use Associated with Retinal Detachment

By editor
April 1, 2012

Oral Fluoroquinolones and the Risk of Retinal Detachment From JAMA. 2012;307(13):1414-1419. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.383   There have been a few case reports of retinal detachment occurring after the use of oral fluoroquinolone medications such as Cipro.  This study looked more deeply into this by using health care data captured from the universal health coverage database of the... read more

Eye News: Does Drinking Coffee Increase Glaucoma Risk?

By editor
March 3, 2012

Does Drinking Coffee Increase Glaucoma Risk? (American Glaucoma Society 22nd Annual Meeting: Abstracts 83 and 23. Presented March 3, 2012.) An analysis of the health records of more than 75,000 women has found a positive association between heavy coffee drinking and the development of exfoliation glaucoma (EG) or EG suspect, according to data presented here... read more

Eye News: Aspirin Use Associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration

By editor
January 2, 2012

More Frequent Aspirin Use Associated With More Severe Age-related Macular Degeneration (Daniel M. Keller, PhD, Ophthalmology. 2012;119:112-118, January 2012) The risks for early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and wet late AMD are associated with frequent aspirin use, and the risk increases with greater aspirin consumption, European researchers reported in an article published in the January... read more

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