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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

STATIN USE REDUCES RISK OF OPEN ANGLE GLAUCOMA

This study reported in Ophthalmology concludes:

Statin use was associated with a significant reduction in the risk of OAG among persons with hyperlipidemia. Given the mounting evidence of statin protection against OAG including both basic science and observational clinical studies, an interventional prospective study might provide additional insights into the role of statins in the prevention of early OAG.

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