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Vitamin D deficiency and posterior subcapsular cataract

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, June 2015
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Title
Vitamin D deficiency and posterior subcapsular cataract
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/opth.s84790
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Authors

Craig J Brown, Faical Akaichi

Abstract

To evaluate risk factors associated with posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) development and the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and etiology of PSC. Of 195 consecutive patients from a private ophthalmology practice, diagnosed with PSC, serum vitamin D3 (25-OH D) levels were obtained for 175, and associations among risk factors, comorbidities, and PSC were assessed. In all 175 PSC patients, mean 25-OH D levels were low (24 ng/mL ±11 SD) compared with age/sex-matched standards. Significant differences in 25-OH D levels were noted between PSC subjects taking/not taking calcium supplements, systemic steroids, osteoporosis medications, etc. Alone, smoking status and calcium channel blockers and/or topical steroids use made no significant difference in PSC subjects 25-OH D levels, but two or more of these factors were associated with lowered levels of 25-OH D (P<0.001). Low vitamin D was correlated with female sex, autoimmune disease, and non-skin cancer diagnosis, but not with age, or other comorbidities or medication use. In five early-stage PSC patients taking 5,000 IU of 25-OH D daily for vitamin D deficiency, there was resolution of their cataracts during the 2-year follow-up period. Vitamin D levels for most PSC patients fell below the 30 ng/mL calcium homeostasis threshold. Some comorbidities and non-ophthalmic interventions are associated with the development of PSC at less depressed levels of 25-OH D. In this series, vitamin D deficiency was associated with PSC cataract, suggesting that raising the level of vitamin D intake may reduce PSC incidence.

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Unknown 42 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Master 7 17%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 10 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 43%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 11 26%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 48. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 October 2023.
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#861,631
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#58
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#10,198
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#2
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