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9Aug, 2016

SMOKING’S EFFECT SIMILAR TO GLAUCOMA

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As if anyone needed another reason to give up the smoking habit, new research suggests that smoking damages the eyes in a way that resembles the effects of the early stages of glaucoma. In particular, researchers focused on smoking’s effect on the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), which collects visual impulses from “photoreceptors” (light-sensitive cells known as “rods” and “cones”) and ganglion cells in the retina and transmits these impulses to the optic nerve. The RNFL of smokers who had smoked at least one pack of cigarettes a day for […]
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