Protection against cataract by aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1989 Oct;67(5):518-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1989.tb04102.x.

Abstract

Results of a case-control of 423 cataract patients and 608 controls in Oxfordshire shows that the protective effect against cataract associated with consumption of aspirin-like analgesics (aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen family) is manifest even at low doses. Less than 150 g total dose was associated with a halving of the risk of cataract extraction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetaminophen / administration & dosage*
  • Aged
  • Aspirin / administration & dosage*
  • Cataract / epidemiology
  • Cataract / prevention & control*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ibuprofen / administration & dosage*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors

Substances

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen