Osteoporosis Increases Cataract Risk

Monday, February 16, 2015

Osteoporosis Increases Cataract Risk

It is pretty well understood that calcium is an important factor in bone health and the occurrence of osteoporosis. But, it is also important to note that calcium is an important factor in cataract formation.  Recently, researchers studied and investigated the association between osteoporosis and cataracts. Reporting in the journal Clinical Ophthalmology, the researchers shared some interesting information regarding an association between cataracts, cataract surgery and osteoporosis.

Association Between Osteoporosis & Cataracts
First, the researchers found that that age, female sex, higher socioeconomic class, smoking, chronic renal failure, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases are all associated with an increased prevalence of osteoporosis. Then by using powerful statistical modeling also found that these factors and osteoporosis are ALL associated with an increased prevalence of cataracts. Thus, they concluded that osteoporosis is associated with the presence of cataracts which may be related to calcium imbalance, hormonal abnormalities, and even a shared genetic predisposition.

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