Statin use associated with risk of cataract development

Patients who used statins had a greater risk of cataract development than those who did not use statins, according to a large study.The retrospective cohort study included 46,249 patients who met all study inclusion criteria; 13,626 patients were statin users and 32,623 were nonusers.Investigators used 44 variables to create a propensity score-matched cohort comprising 6,972 pairs of users and nonusers. A secondary analysis included 6,113 statin users and 27,400 nonusers.

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