Cataract and Prostate Cancer Treatment

Friday, August 19, 2011

Cataract & Prostate Cancer Treatment

Patients being treated for prostate cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) may have a higher risk of developing cataracts according to a study from Karmanos Cancer Institute. 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 and found a significantly greater risk of Cataract development.

If you think you have a prostate problem and are on Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) and would like to be evaluated for Cataracts or would like to learn more about Cataracts, Cataract Surgery or Lens Implants please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling Doctor & Associates at 203-227-4113.