Smoke gets in your eyes… Way, way in!

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

Smokers FOUR times more likely to develop AMD

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 AMD risk by two-thirds

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

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)

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

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.