Cloudy
21°CSat :Showers. High: 25 Low: 18

Statins proved to be best for treating cataracts

Statins proved to be best for treating cataracts

Washington: Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications for cataracts, which is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide affecting more than 20 million people, according to research.

In the USA they are prescribed to 1 in 3 people over 45 years of age at a cost of 35 billion dollars annually.

“There is persistent concern among physicians and other health care providers about the possible cataractogenicity of statins.1 We therefore investigated the relationship of statins and cataracts in a meta-analysis of 14 studies selected after detailed review of the medical literature. To our knowledge this is the first meta-analysis on the topic,” Professor Kostis said.

The meta-analysis included 2,399,200 persons and 25,618 cataracts. The average duration of treatment was 54 months and average age was 61.

Using random effects meta-analysis, a statistically significant decrease in cataracts with statins was observed.

“This corresponds to an approximately 20 percent lower rate of cataracts with statin use compared to no statin use,” professor Kostis said.

Meta-regression showed that younger people were more likely to benefit.

 

Top Stories

motorola-moto-x

Motorola Pushes Out Android 4.4.4 (212.44.26) for Moto X in the UK

August-22-2014
Motorola has affirmed the rollout of the most recent Kitkat programming with Android v4.4.4 for Moto X clients in the UK. Convey
gmail-sign-google

Specialists hack into Gmail with 92% precision

August-22-2014
Washington: A group of US designers has created a system that permits them to effectively hack into applications including Gmail up to
RBI--621x414

RBI spots checks on NBFC credits against shares

August-22-2014
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday braced confinements on the sum that non-keeping money fiscal organizations (Nbfcs) can loan
sensex-011

Sensex up 111 focuses in right on time exchange; Nifty touches new top

August-22-2014
All the sectoral lists were exchanging positive zone with additions up to 0.70 for every penny. The benchmark BSE Sensex climbed in
0

FDI bounced 34% to $1.92 billion in June

August-22-2014
New Delhi: Foreign immediate financing (FDI) streams to India surged by around 34 percent to USD 1.92 billion in June, as indicated
0

After enormous win, India’s new pioneer confronts backfire

August-22-2014
NEW DELHI — When Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared to power in India’s most resonating decision triumph in decades, he guaranteed to