Ophthalmic advices:Consequences of smoking

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Smoking cause many health problems, and also affects the eyes and the eyes. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can take for health and also for eye care.

These are just a few, among others, problems that can occur in smokers:

  • The conjunctivitis is the most common. Snuff smoke irritates the eyes and appear more discomfort especially in patients with dry eyes.
  • The cataracts and age-related macular degeneration are favored by smoking appear more severely and earlier ages.
  • The retinal vascular occlusions and other vascular diseases, which are also evident in the eyes are more common in smokers. They may present with significant loss of vision suddenly and irreversibly.
  • The thyroid orbitopathy in patients with thyroid problems who smoke have worse outcomes, studying very resistant to treatment with inflammatory conditions and a greater number of episodes of activity.