To the Editor We write to explain errors that occurred in our Original Investigation “Association of Statin Use and High Serum Cholesterol Levels With Risk of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma,”1 published online on May 2, 2019, and in the July 2019 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology. In the original article, we reported that statin use of 5 or more years was associated with a lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and that every 20-mg/dL increase in total serum cholesterol was associated with an increased risk of POAG. However, because of errors in our analyses, these findings are not accurate.
Kang JH, Boumenna T, Stein JD, et al. Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Kang et al. Association of statin use and high serum cholesterol levels with risk of primary open-angle glaucoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(7):756-765. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.0027
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