Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of cataracts: a nested case-control study.

@article{Etminan2010SelectiveSR,
  title={Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of cataracts: a nested case-control study.},
  author={Mahyar Etminan and Frederick Samuel Mikelberg and James M. Brophy},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2010},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={1251-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Older-generation antidepressants have been associated with increasing the risk of cataracts. Although animal studies have alluded to a potential link between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the development of cataracts, no large population based-study has addressed this potential association. This study sought to quantify the risk of cataracts with SSRIs by conducting a pharmacoepidemiologic study using the linked administrative databases in the province of Quebec… CONTINUE READING

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