Fluoroquinolone eye drops toxicity

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:53
Country
United States
Age
72
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Post bilateral cataract surgery three years ago

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Glasses for reading. No contact lenses

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.

 

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