Tag: cataract

1. In this quality improvement study carried out in Southern California, educational interventions to prevent low-value care before cataract surgery lead by a single quality improvement nurse yielded societal savings estimated at $217,322 over 3 years. 2. In a fee-for-service system, the estimated loss of earnings was $88,151 over 3...
1. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial of over 11,000 men, daily intake of selenium and vitamin E failed to have a beneficial effect on age-related cataracts. 2. There was no time point during the study period where vitamin E or selenium had a significant effect. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
Image: PD  1. Current smokers of more than 15 cigarettes per day had a 42% increased risk of cataract extraction compared to never smokers.  2. After quitting for more than 20 years, men who previously smoked 15 cigarettes or more a day had a 21% increased risk of cataract compared to...
Image: PD 1. Statin use was associated with a higher risk of cataract formation (OR 1.09; p=0.01). Length of statin use was associated with cataract formation, not dosage (OR 1.001; p<0.001). 2. Statin use is an independent predictor of cataract formation (OR 1.43; R2 = 0.52). Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown:...