Cataract Prevention.

Clinical Study Title:
Use of vitamin supplements and cataract: the Blue Mountains Eye Study.

Plain English Summary:
This study examined the effect of a daily multivitamin on cataracts. Patients at an eye clinic were interviewed, and their type of cataract was established, as well as severity, and their multivitamin use was also discussed. Those participants who reported using multivitamins were less likely to have nuclear cataracts, and those who used multivitamins for a longer time had a reduced risk of cataracts overall. The use of a multivitamin then is suggested on a daily basis as it seems to have a protective effect against cataracts and the severity of the cataracts.
Kuzniarz M. Mitchell P. Cumming RG. Flood VM.
Departments of Ophthalmology and Public Health & Community Medicine, the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Country of Publication
United States
American Journal of Ophthalmology. 132(1):19-26, 2001 Jul.

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