Reducing Revitrectomy Risk
A Finnish study suggests that systemic statins lower the risk of revitrectomy in RRD by 28 percent
Mark Hillen |
Statins are widely used for good reason. They reduce serum lipoprotein levels and treat dyslipidemias like atherosclerosis, and happen to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-fibroproliferative, microvasculo-protective and neuroprotective effects too. Almost a third of the US adult population are prescribed them, and cardiologists half-joke that they should be offered as a condiment at fast-food restaurants, as they’ve shown great benefit in reducing cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. They have prevented (or delayed) millions of heart attacks since their introduction – and it looks like they have another trick up their sleeve: reducing the risk of revitrectomy in patients who have undergone vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD).
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