Archive for August, 2012

Cholesterol Medication May Raise Cataract Risk

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens within the eye. Symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, glare from lights, and difficulity seeing in dim illumination like night driving. Risk factors for cataracts include:

  • advancing age
  • uv exposure
  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • some meidcations such as steroids

Now, a recent study has also found a potential link between cataract development and patients taking statin medications to lower cholesterol. This is in direct opposition to what had been commonly thought.

Dr. Cook, O.D.