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Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death. It
harms nearly every organ in your body including your eyes.
Adverse and often fatal health effects of cigarette smoking such as heart disease
and cancer are all too familiar, but sight-threatening vision and eye problems
generally are less well-known.
Here are more reasons you should kick the habit:
DRY EYES
Dry eye syndrome describes insufficient tears on the eye's surface, which is needed
to keep the eye lubricated and healthy. Sufferers of dry eye can experience eye
redness, itchiness, a "foreign body" sensation and even watery eyes. Tobacco
smoke is a known eye irritant and worsens dry eye even among second -hand
smokers particularly for lens wearers. People who smoke are nearly twice as likely
to have dry eyes.
UVEITIS
Uveitis (inflammation of the eye's middle layer, or uvea) is a serious eye disease
that can result in complete vision loss. It harms vital structures of the eye,
including the iris and retina, and can lead to complications such as
cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment. Evidence shows smokers are more
likely than non-smokers to have uveitis, and smoking appears linked to the
development of uveitis. One study found smoking was associated with a 2.2 times
greater than normal risk of having the condition.
MACULAR DEGENERATION
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the center of the retina, which is
responsible for sharp, central vision needed for everyday tasks such as reading and
driving. Macular degeneration causes "blind spots" and often severely impairs
central vision. AMD is the leading cause of permanent vision loss among age 65
and older. Studies show smokers can have a three-fold increase in the risk of
developing AMD compared with people who have never smoked. And female
smokers over age 80 are 5.5 times more likely to develop AMD than non-smokers
of the same age.
But it's not all bad news: because smoking is the biggest controllable risk factor
associated with AMD, quitting smoking at any age, even later in life, can
significantly reduce your risk of developing AMD.
CATARACTS
Cataracts (clouding of the eye's natural lens) are a leading cause of blindness in the
world. Smokers significantly increase their risk of developing a cataract compared
with non-smokers. In fact, studies show that people who smoke double their
chance of forming cataracts, and the risk continues to increase the more you
smoke.
DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels of the retina and can result in
vision loss. Smoking may as much as double the risk of developing diabetes.
There also is a causal relationship between smoking and both the development and
progression of diabetic retinopathy, in addition to numerous other diabetes
complications.
INFANT EYE DISEASE
Women who smoke during pregnancy transmit dangerous toxins to the placenta,
potentially harming the unborn child. Smoking while pregnant increases the chance
of many fetal and infant eye disorders, among other serious health problems. These
include strabismus (crossed eyes) and underdevelopment of the optic nerve, which
is a leading cause of blindness in children. Also, women who smoke during
pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely; all babies born prematurely
are at greater risk of eye problems than full-term babies.
Vision problems of premature babies include retinopathy of prematurity, a
potentially blinding disease.
Reference: https://www.allaboutvision.com

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  • 1. Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death. It harms nearly every organ in your body including your eyes. Adverse and often fatal health effects of cigarette smoking such as heart disease and cancer are all too familiar, but sight-threatening vision and eye problems generally are less well-known. Here are more reasons you should kick the habit: DRY EYES Dry eye syndrome describes insufficient tears on the eye's surface, which is needed to keep the eye lubricated and healthy. Sufferers of dry eye can experience eye redness, itchiness, a "foreign body" sensation and even watery eyes. Tobacco
  • 2. smoke is a known eye irritant and worsens dry eye even among second -hand smokers particularly for lens wearers. People who smoke are nearly twice as likely to have dry eyes. UVEITIS Uveitis (inflammation of the eye's middle layer, or uvea) is a serious eye disease that can result in complete vision loss. It harms vital structures of the eye, including the iris and retina, and can lead to complications such as cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment. Evidence shows smokers are more likely than non-smokers to have uveitis, and smoking appears linked to the development of uveitis. One study found smoking was associated with a 2.2 times greater than normal risk of having the condition. MACULAR DEGENERATION Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the center of the retina, which is responsible for sharp, central vision needed for everyday tasks such as reading and driving. Macular degeneration causes "blind spots" and often severely impairs central vision. AMD is the leading cause of permanent vision loss among age 65 and older. Studies show smokers can have a three-fold increase in the risk of developing AMD compared with people who have never smoked. And female smokers over age 80 are 5.5 times more likely to develop AMD than non-smokers of the same age. But it's not all bad news: because smoking is the biggest controllable risk factor associated with AMD, quitting smoking at any age, even later in life, can significantly reduce your risk of developing AMD. CATARACTS Cataracts (clouding of the eye's natural lens) are a leading cause of blindness in the world. Smokers significantly increase their risk of developing a cataract compared with non-smokers. In fact, studies show that people who smoke double their chance of forming cataracts, and the risk continues to increase the more you smoke.
  • 3. DIABETIC RETINOPATHY Diabetic retinopathy damages the blood vessels of the retina and can result in vision loss. Smoking may as much as double the risk of developing diabetes. There also is a causal relationship between smoking and both the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy, in addition to numerous other diabetes complications. INFANT EYE DISEASE Women who smoke during pregnancy transmit dangerous toxins to the placenta, potentially harming the unborn child. Smoking while pregnant increases the chance of many fetal and infant eye disorders, among other serious health problems. These include strabismus (crossed eyes) and underdevelopment of the optic nerve, which is a leading cause of blindness in children. Also, women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely; all babies born prematurely are at greater risk of eye problems than full-term babies. Vision problems of premature babies include retinopathy of prematurity, a potentially blinding disease. Reference: https://www.allaboutvision.com