A Clear-Eyed View Of Statins And Cataracts 1

Past observational studies have turned up conflicting findings about the effects, if any, of statins on developing cataracts. Now a large new observational study finds a small but significant increase in cataracts in statin users, but experts warn that without further support the new finding should probably not influence clinical practice.

In a paper published in JAMA Ophthalmology, Jessica Leuschen and colleagues analyzed data from a military health care system. In their primary analysis they performed a propensity analysis comparing 6,972 propensity-matched pairs of statin users and nonusers. The authors reported a significant…

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Cataract in Human Eye
Cataract in Human Eye (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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