Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use may lower cataract risk in men, according to a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians published in Ophthalmology.
The use of a femtosecond laser during cataract surgery is now an option for your patients, and you need to be comfortable answering patient questions and co-managing this procedure.
"Katherine, I can't see.” Yes, yes—it was my mother calling.
Lenstatin recently introduced its nutritional supplement containing an antioxidant blend of micronutrients with anti-cataractogenic properties.
A few months ago, I began to see what may be a little more progression on her OCT studies. I’m fairly confident that we’re in a good place right now as far as compliance is concerned, and I’m entering a crossroads with her regarding possibly adding therapy vs. getting a consult for a laser procedure, such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), vs. getting a cataract consult.
This study of nearly 14,000 individuals ages 30 to 85 reveals a 27 percent higher likelihood of developing cataracts among statin users than among non-users.
By Kenneth R. Mueller, OD