Psoralen plus ultraviolet A does not increase the risk of cataracts: a 25-year prospective study.

@article{Malanos2007PsoralenPU,
  title={Psoralen plus ultraviolet A does not increase the risk of cataracts: a 25-year prospective study.},
  author={Dimitrios Malanos and R S Stern},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={231-7}
}
BACKGROUND In some animal species, exposure of the unprotected eye to psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) therapy induces lens opacities. The relevance of these animal findings to human beings is not established. However, some case reports suggest that PUVA in human beings may increase the risk of lens abnormalities. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate any possible associations between exposure to PUVA and increased risk of ocular lens abnormalities. METHODS Since 1977 the PUVA follow-up study… CONTINUE READING

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