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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Monday, 23 July 2012

Statins increase the risk of cataract

This study was published in QJM 2003 May;96(5):337-43

Study title and authors:
Cataract and the use of statins: a case-control study.
Smeeth L, Hubbard R, Fletcher AE.
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

This study can be accessed at:

The aim of the study was to assess the risk of cataracts associated with the use of statins. The study included 15,479 people with cataract and 15,479 controls without cataract.

The study found that those who were exposed to statins had a 4% increased risk of cataract compared to those who had never used statins.