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Statin Use and Cataract

John B. Kostis, MD1; Jeanne M. Dobrzynski, BA1
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1Cardiovascular Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(3):363-364. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.8263.
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To the Editor We read with interest the retrospective study titled “Association of Statin Use With Cataracts: A Propensity Score–Matched Analysis.”1

The definition of cataract includes lenticular opacities, a condition with high interobserver variability.2 Although lens opacities are objective changes and, as such, can be evaluated and recorded, they may or may not have associated visual impairment or functional consequences.3 The hard end point of cataract extraction may be available in the database used by Leuschen and colleagues, and examination of this may clarify their message. An increase in the rate of cataract surgery was reported by Lai et al4 among patients with an average age of 70 years, 15 years older than patients in the study by Leuschen and colleagues. The effect of statins on cataract may depend on age, with a neutral or protective effect when statin use begins in early age and continues for decades.

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March 1, 2014
Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH; Kristine E. Lee, MS; Ronald Klein, MD, MPH
1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(3):366-367. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.225.
March 1, 2014
Bruce I. Gaynes, OD, PharmD
1Department of Ophthalmology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(3):362-363. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.8265.
March 1, 2014
Ishak Mansi, MD; Jessica Leuschen, MD; Eric M. Mortensen, MD, MSc
1VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas3Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
4Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, San Antonio, Texas5San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(3):363. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.8267.
March 1, 2014
Ishak Mansi, MD; Jessica Leuschen, MD; Eric M. Mortensen, MD, MSc
1VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas3Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
4Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, San Antonio, Texas5San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(3):364-365. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.40.
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