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May 2, 2019

The Role of Statins and Cholesterol in the Primary Prevention of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(7):765-766. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.0860

Primary prevention remains the ultimate challenge and noblest goal for averting the debilitating consequences of chronic disease. In glaucoma, lowering of intraocular pressure remains the only known modifiable risk factor to prevent disease development. The identification of new avenues for intervention, prior to the establishment of disease, is of utmost importance given the anticipated rise in glaucoma prevalence worldwide, especially among high-risk populations.1

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