David R. Benson, M.D., O.D.

David R. Benson, M.D., O.D., Eye Physicians of Lakewood

Caring for you, not just your eyes

Telephone: 253-584-1777

Eye Services

Dr. Benson's practice emphasis is on treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye dises, macular degeneration, dry eye, and other eye problems in addition to providing quality eye care to all ages.

Eye Care Services at Eye Physicians of Lakewood

Meet Dr. Benson

Dr. Benson is both types of eye doctors: Optometrist AND Ophthalmologist. Practicing with the motto, "Caring for you, not just your eyes," he has been attending to his patients for more than 25 years.

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March 15, 2009

Here are certain medications that have produced problems seen recently in the clinic. Just because some patients have problems does not mean that you will get these problems. In fact, any change in prescribed medicine should be done only with the blessing of the prescribing doctor.

Avandia (rosiglitazone)
This is a diabetic medication. It has been associated with diabetic macular edema (a type of diabetic retinopathy that can cause loss of vision).

Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa).   These drugs are used to help prevent osteoporosis. I have seen patients come in with inflammation in the eye (iritis), which seemed to be associate with their bisphosphonate usage.