FSRH CEU Statement: Response to new reports of link between COC and Glaucoma (November 2013)

Published on: 1 November 2013

File size: 55kb PDF

File type: Clinical Statements

Author: FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit

Following a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology a number of media reports have reported a possible link between use of combined oral contraception (COC) and glaucoma. There is limited data investigating combined hormonal contraceptives on glaucoma. One cohort study suggested that 5 or more years of COC use was associated with a 25% increase in the risk of glaucoma. Two UK cohort studies did not find consistent evidence of an increased risk.

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