Lipid Lowering and Incidence of Cataract, a Role for Fibrates

Manuela Casula, Angela Pirillo, Alberico L. Catapano

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Cataract is a pathological eye condition with loss of lens transparency. Age-related cataract is the most common type in adults, and opacity is believed to result from oxidative stress. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, cataract affects ≈100 million people worldwide. There has been discussion on the role of lipid-lowering drugs in inducing cataract. Herein, we comment on an article suggesting a role for fibrates.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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