Bisphosphonates May Increase Risk for Uveitis and Scleritis

Patients taking oral bisphosphonates for the first time may be at higher risk of developing scleritis and uveitis according to a cohort study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The researchers also found that bisphosphonate users were older and more likely to be women compared to nonusers. It is possible that the release of inflammatory mediators triggered by the use of bisphosphonates may be the mechanism behind the development of scleritis and uveitis among first-time users.


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