Asthma does NOT increase likelihood of Macular Degeneration

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A new study reveals that patients with lung diseases such as asthma do not have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Yet another smoking risk –eye inflammation (uveitis)

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Uveitis, an inflammation of the eye’s middle layer of tissue, is responsible for about 10 percent of blindness in the United States. Smoking may increase the risk of contracting uveitis.

Risk of developing AMD increased by smoking

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in Americans over the age of 65. This risk is greatly increased when smoking is added to the equation.

Exotic fruit offers relief to those suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome

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Scientists are encouraged by results of clinical trials using eye drops made from tamarind fruit to relieve Dry Eye syndrome.