Common antibiotics tied to eye emergencies: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A common class of antibiotics was linked to a higher risk of so-called retinal detachment — when the light-sensitive tissue in the eye separates from gel that fills the eyeball, in a new Canadian study. People treated by ophthalmologists for the emergency condition were five times more likely to be taking drugs known as fluoroquinolones, which include ciprofloxacin …

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