Statins may lower glaucoma risk

Recent findings indicate that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may reduce the risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed over 500,000 patients with abnormally high cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidemia. They found that patients who took statins were significantly less likely to develop OAG compared to hyperlipidemic patients […]

Glaucoma may be more than just an eye disease, doctors discover.

A study published in November’s Ophthalmology highlights the link between glaucoma and other serious illnesses.