This study was published in Drug Safety 2013 Jun 15
Study title and authors:
Statin Use and Cataract Surgery: A Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study in Elderly Ethnic Chinese Patients.
Lai CL, Shau WY, Chang CH, Chen MF, Lai MS.
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23771795
This study investigated the relationship between statin therapy and cataracts. The study included 50,165 adults aged between 65 and 90 years who were followed for an average of 10.7 years.
The study found that statin users had a 20% increased risk of cataract surgery compared to statin non-users.