Time to eat your veggies to prevent cataracts! In the 1991 LOCS study, risk factors were determined for the development of nuclear, cortical, posterior subcapsular, and mixed cataracts using 1380 patients with known cataracts. There were 435 controls alongside 72 posterior subcapsular, 137 nuclear, 290 cortical, and 446 mixed cataracts.
Overall, the LOCS study is a landmark study because it determined the various personal, nutritional, medical, and other exposures that lead to cataract formation, which are now part of numerous clinical discussions around the development of cataracts.
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