The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study: Risk factors for cataract. Archives of Ophthalmology. February 1991.
Age-related cataract is associated with type 2 diabetes and statin use. Optometry and Vision Science. August 2012.
Cataracts () are common in all populations and most are related to the physiology of aging. However, many others are the result of gene changes (mutations).
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EENT: blurred vision, , pigmentary retinopathy, dry eyes
GI: constipation, ileus, dry mouth, anorexia
GU: pink or reddish-brown urine, urinary retention, galactorrhea ...
Eye: progression of cataracts (lens opacities), ophthalmoplegia.
Laboratory Abnormalities: elevated transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, and bilirubin; thyroid function abnormalities.
Jacques PF, Taylor A, Moeller S, Hankinson SE, Rogers G, Tung W, et al. Long-term nutrient intake and 5-year change in nuclear . Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(4):517-526.
Several experimental and epidemiologic studies have shown that long-term consumption of vitamin C supplements may substantially reduce the development of age-related lens opacities. [Am J Clin Nutr, 1997 Oct, 66:4, pp.911-6] ...
A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of multivitamin supplementation for age-related . Clinical trial of nutritional supplements and age-related cataract report no. 3. Ophthalmology. 2008 Apr;115(4):599-607.e1.
A cortical cataract may give rise to poor vision associated with seeing haloes around lights or seeing things double with one eye.
Posterior subcapsular lens opacities tend to cause reduction in vision (especially for reading), ...
Closure of the iridotomy site is more likely if a uveitis presented after surgery. Up to 45% of patients will have anterior after laser iridotomy, but these opacifications do not put the patient at an increased risk of cataracts.
See also: Cataracts, Surgery, Mutation, Genetics, Blindness