whether statins (lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, etc) increase the risk of cataracts

Patients will ask whether statins (lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, etc) increase the risk of cataracts.

It's controversial.

Some experts are suggesting diabetes patients who use statins develop cataracts 2 to 3 years earlier than nonusers. Others say there isn't an increase...and statins may even have a protective effect.

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