Drug Causes of cataract

Following drugs can lead to the formation of cataract.

Cortiosteroids - (e.g. Wysolone etc.,) Drugs which, are used to treat conditions such as Bronchial Asthma, Rheumatoid arthritis etc.,

1. Phenothiazines

Used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

2. Amiodorone

Drug used in the treatment of certain heart ailments (arrhythmias). These are rarely visually significant.

3. Following trauma

Blind injuries, penetrating injuries and radiation exposure can cause cataract. Ionizing radiation in the X-Ray range can rarely cause cataracts. UV radiation is an important factor in the tropical countries.

4. Metabolic causes

Diabetes Mellitus

Comments

chotton Friday, September 27, 2013

Has Avastin Injection been safe for eye treatment?

ishaj Sunday, August 2, 2009

am a student nurse and am writin on cataract, i need some help on d literature of cataract because i dont have enough details or any of you can please help me with a proper web site

mihir1978 Monday, November 17, 2008

Here is a good site for cataract info.
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