Posted by Neill Abayon
British researchers said that smokers are up to four-times as likely to become blind
in later life from age-related mascular degenaration.
Unfortunately,many smokers remain largely unaware of this risk, the researchers said
in the British Medical Journal.
AMD is the most common cause of adult blindness, which results in severe
irreversible loss of of central vision. As many as one in five cases of AMD might be linked
to smoking. Evidence also shows that quitting smoking slower the development of AMD, while
continued smoking can affect the long-term response to treatments such as laser therapy.