Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cataracts & Antidepressants

Canadian researchers discovered a link between an increased risk of cataracts and certain drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. The study, published in the March 2010 journal, Ophthalmology, involved more than 200,000 patients aged 65 and older. The data indicated a link between Cataracts and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors existed such that those patients using these medications had a 1.23-1.51 times greater risk of having Cataract Surgery than the control group, depending on which medication they were actually taking.

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