Lens opacities in women in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: is there evidence of an effect of sex hormones?

Kleins Lab // Publications // Jan 01 1993

PubMed ID: 8140704

Author(s): Klein BE. Lens opacities in women in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin: is there evidence of an effect of sex hormones? Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1993;91:517-44. PMID 8140704

Journal: Transactions Of The American Ophthalmological Society, Volume 91, 1993

Analyses reported here suggest a protective effect of estrogen status on lens opacities, which are very common in adult Americans. Clinical trials are currently underway to assess protective effects of past menopausal estrogens on other disease. Evaluation of lenses of the participants would shed light on effects in the lens.