Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cataract & Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men who are being treated for prostate cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) may be at higher risk for developing Cataracts according to a recent study. The side effects of ADT such as weight gain, insulin resistance and blood lipid level problems have been linked to Cataract formation. Although further prospective study is necessary to truly understand the findings researchers from Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Medicare database to analyze Cataract formation in prostate cancer patients.

Please feel free to contact Alabama Eye & Cataract Center to schedule an appointment and learn more about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants by calling us at 205.930.0930.