Association of statin use with cataracts: a propensity score-matched analysis.

  title={Association of statin use with cataracts: a propensity score-matched analysis.},
  author={Jessica Leuschen and Eric M Mortensen and Christopher Raymond Frei and Eva A. Mansi and Vasudha A Panday and Ishak A. Mansi},
  journal={JAMA ophthalmology},
  volume={131 11},
IMPORTANCE Cataracts are a main cause of low vision; with the growing elderly population, the incidence of cataracts is likely to increase. Investigators have previously hypothesized that statin antioxidant effects may slow the natural aging process of the lens. OBJECTIVE To compare the risks for development of cataracts between statin users and nonusers. DESIGN A propensity score-matched cohort analysis using retrospective data from October 1, 2003, to March 1, 2010. A propensity score… CONTINUE READING

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