Fluoroquinolone eye drops toxicity

  • Country:

    USA (United States of America)

  • Age:

    72

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    No

  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    Yes

    Post bilateral cataract surgery three years ago.
  • Do you use any eye drops:

    No

  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    Yes

    Glasses for reading. No contact lenses
  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,

For information only, are there any reported cases of fluoroquinolone neurologic toxicity from instillation of these medications into the eye?

Symptoms similar to the reported neuro toxicity listed in the "blackbox warning" for systemic use of this class of antibiotic.

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question

The dose of eye drops that absorbed systemically to the blood is very low and rarely it can cause systemic complications such as neurlogical problems. As far as i know. there is no reported  neurological toxicity cases related to fluoroquinolone eye drops

 

Web Eye Clinic
 



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