Friday, January 23, 2009

Statin Meds Causing Eye Disorders

Statins are known to cause side effects in some users, including neurological symptoms and muscle pain. Now a new study headed by F.W. Fraunfelder, MD, of the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health and Science University, is the first to report on eye disorders caused by statin use. The reserach group documented double vision (diplopia), drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis), and loss of full range of motion of the eyes (ophthalmoplegia) in people taking statins. The disorders were totally reversible when the statins were stopped. Read the entire article.

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