MedicationPreventionRelated ConditionsRisksWomens Advisor Statins May Cloud Your Vision A new study shows statins may cause cataracts, but the benefits of the cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh the risks. estaff Published: March 18, 2014 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter Statins are extremely popular, with about 15 percent of U.S. adults taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs. Although very successful at reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, statins are not without risks. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?