By: Terry Graedon October 26, 2017 2 Comments
    Cataract Surgery to See Better Might Help You Li…

    Cataract surgery is linked to longer life in older women. That's the finding from the Women's Health Initiative. Taking Care of Cataracts: This part of the WHI, a long-term prospective trial, tracked …

    By: Joe Graedon August 28, 2017 5 Comments
    Can Crestor AKA Rosuvastatin Cause Cataracts?

    Statins like atorvastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin are prescribed in huge quantities. We estimate that over 34 million Americans are taking such cholesterol-lowering drugs every day. Many health …

    By: Joe Graedon July 17, 2017 21 Comments
    Allergy Sprays and Cataracts?

    Not that long ago, corticosteroid nasal sprays were available only by prescription. Doctors had to monitor a patient's progress and make sure there were no complications from cortisone-like medication…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2013 4 Comments
    Multivitamins Shave Risk of Developing Cataracts

    Middle-aged male doctors who took a daily multivitamin were less likely to develop cataracts as they grew older, according to the Physicians' Health Study II. In this large study, more than 5700 men t…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2013 3 Comments
    Cataract Surgery and Statins

    Scientists have been debating the connection between statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs and the risk of cataracts for more than two decades. Early in the development of these medications there was…

    By: Joe Graedon December 13, 2012 4 Comments
    Vision Problems More Prevalent

    Americans don't see as well as they used to. That's the conclusion from a survey of thousands of adults. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected data on more than 9,000 people b…

    By: Terry Graedon February 27, 2012 4 Comments
    Prostate Drug Complicates Cataract Surgery

    Q. I need cataract surgery and have been told I must stop taking Flomax pills two weeks beforehand. I need an alternative drug to help me urinate. Otherwise I might explode or end up in the emergency …

    By: Terry Graedon June 24, 2010 2 Comments
    Reducing Risk for Cataracts

    Common medications may increase the risk for cataracts. Investigators at the University of Wisconsin studied records from more than 2000 patients over a span of 15 years. People who took drugs that ca…

    By: Terry Graedon February 12, 2010 4 Comments
    Inhaled Asthma Medicine and Risk of Cataracts

    Q. I have been using inhaled beclomethasone and Beconase spray for asthma and allergies for three years. Recently an optometrist warned me that he sees cases of cataracts quite often in people using s…