High intake of dietary vitamin C may help delay the onset of cataracts, according to research published online March 23 in Ophthalmology. Christopher Hammond, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Kings College London, and colleagues studied more than 1,000 pairs of 60-year-old British female twins. The researchers found that those who took in high amounts of […]
In the journal Ophthalmology, July 2015, a study found that dietary intake of vitamin B lowers cataract risk. The authors reported that intake of riboflavin, niacin, and vitamins B6 and B12 was associated with reduced cataract prevalence at baseline and/or progression to more advanced types of cataract.
A Meta-Analysis Aimed to Investigate the Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and the Risk of Cataracts
Results: A total of 8 studies involving 20,837 subjects were included in the meta-analysis. The risk of any cataract in Type 2 Diabetes patients was higher than that in non-diabetic subjects. Conclusion: Type 2 Diabetic patients had a higher risk of cataracts. Another reason why it’s important for diabetics to have annual eye exams.