Scientists have proven that Smoking impairs vision and increases the likelihood of development of most diseases of the visual system. Only every tenth smoker aware of the damage that it causes to their health, writes The Times of India.
Smoking harms not only the cardiovascular and respiratory system. The risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in smokers above the average in 4 times. The disease brings along a whole range of other diseases, from cataracts to glaucoma to dry eye syndrome.
Long time smoker you may not notice any changes in the organ of vision. However, what is happening in the retina and lens changes are irreversible, in most cases, doctors can not do anything.
Scientists cite data. For example, the risk of cataracts is increased in 3 times, if a person smokes more than 10 cigarettes per day. It is better to refuse from bad habits, than to Mature-years to reap the rewards of nicotine addiction, concluded the experts.