Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 7th, 1997
A study in the June 1997 issue of Ophthalmology found a reduced incidence of lens opacities, precursors of age-related cataract, in postmenopausal women taking estrogen.
Although hardening and clouding of the eye's lens occur normally with age, a cataract is characterized by excessive lens opacity. One of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, age-related cataract affects approximately 13 million Americans age 40 and older. Scientists have long suspected that hormones may play a...
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