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Abstract Title:

Effect of coffee (caffeine) against human cataract blindness.

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Clin Ophthalmol. 2016 ;10:213-20. Epub 2016 Jan 27. PMID: 26869755

Abstract Author(s):

Shambhu D Varma

Article Affiliation:

Shambhu D Varma

Abstract:

Previous biochemical and morphological studies with animal experiments have demonstrated that caffeine given topically or orally to certain experimental animal models has significant inhibitory effect on cataract formation. The present studies were undertaken to examine if there is a correlation between coffee drinking and incidence of cataract blindness in human beings. That has been found to be the case. Incidence of cataract blindness was found to be significantly lower in groups consuming higher amounts of coffee in comparison to the groups with lower coffee intake. Mechanistically, the caffeine effect could be multifactorial, involving its antioxidant as well as its bioenergetic effects on the lens.

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