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Bisphosphonate-induced orbital inflammation: more common than once thought?

  • L.K. ChehadeEmail author
  • D. Curragh
  • D. Selva
Case Report

Abstract

To report two cases of bisphosphonate-induced orbital inflammation, discuss the clinic-radiological features and management options, and highlight the increasing frequency of an association previously considered extremely rare. A retrospective review of two cases presenting to our department, and review of the literature reporting this association. Two new cases of bisphosphonate-induced orbital inflammation were added to the literature. The first occurred in the context of a risedronate re-challenge, and the second with zoledronic acid. Both cases were managed successfully with topical steroids. Clinicians prescribing bisphosphonates, particularly for the first time, should be aware of the increasingly reported association with orbital inflammation. The presence of suggestive clinical features should prompt urgent referral to an ophthalmologist for appropriate management.

Keywords

Bisphosphonate Orbital inflammation Risedronate Zoledronic acid 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

None.

Declaration

The content of this submission has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Declaration of Helsinki

The report adhered to the ethical principles outlined in the 2013 amended Declaration of Helsinki.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Australian Institute of OphthalmologyUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyThe Royal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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