Cataract and Prostate Cancer Treatment Information

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cataract & Prostate Cancer Treatment

Your risk of developing Cataracts may be higher if you are being treated for prostate cancer with Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). 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 strong correlation among those on ADT and the incidence of Cataract. If you would like to learn more about Cataracts, cataract surgery and Lens Implants please call D’Ambrosio Eye Care Toll Free at 800-325-3937.