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Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

15:32 EDT 27 Jun 2019 | News-Medical.net

The long-term use of statins, drugs that control elevated cholesterol levels, has been linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests.

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