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September 2016

Cataracts and Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked?

Most women approaching menopause begin thinking about hormone therapy to mitigate the most common symptoms that accompany “the change,” which can range from uncomfortable hot flashes to more serious conditions like osteoporosis. When women begin to look into hormone therapy, though, questions about the treatment’s potential risks emerge, which a clinical trial identified several years ago. Those health risks include heart disease, stroke, and even breast cancer. Our eye doctors in the Hamilton Township and Princeton, N.J. areas say you can add cataracts to that list. A study of more than 30,000 postmenopausal women in Sweden found that using hormone … Continue reading




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