From redOrbit: Cigarettes have already been linked to a plethora of different diseases and adverse health conditions, and now a new study has found that the smoking could also increase the risk of developing cataracts in some individuals.
Dr. Juan Ye of the Zhejiang University Institute of Ophthalmology and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis, reviewing a dozen cohorts and eight case-control studies from five continents (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America) to determine smoking’s impact on the development of age-related cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the world.
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