Bisphosphonates linked to eye disease

Patients starting on oral bisphosphonates are at increased risk of developing inflammatory eye disease, according to the largest study into the subject to date.

Reviewing a Canadian health database, researchers found first-time bisphosphonate users faced a 51% increased risk of developing scleritis compared with non-users, and a 45% increased risk of developing uveitis.

However, the absolute risks remained low: 370 people would need to be treated for there to be

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