Smoke gets in your eyes… Way, way in!

smoking causes advanced macular degeneration

T esteemed professional journal, Archives of Ophthalmology, published a recent study demonstrating that smoking cigarettes increases the risk of developing advanced macular degeneration.

Put out that cigarette! Smokers FOUR times more likely to develop macular degeneration!

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According to the results of a new study, smokers are four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration than non-smokers.

Women can cut macular degeneration risk by two-thirds with clean living.

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A recent observational study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology reveals that women who exercise, eat a balanced diet, and don’t smoke can cut their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by more than two-thirds.

Smoking and High HDL Cholesterol increase risk of blindness

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Smoking and high cholesterol are two modifiable risk factors that can affect the risk of developing 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.