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Smoking decreases choroidal thickness
Smoking decreases choroidal thickness

(February 21, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Turkey - Smoking has a major impact on choroidal thickness, according to a  report published in the BJO. Researchers compared a group of 17 smokers who were otherwise healthy to 17 healthy controls. The group of smokers underwent optical coherence tomography at 1 and 3 hours after smoking one cigarette, while controls also underwent testing over the same time period. Results showed that the smokers demonstrated significantly decreased choroidal thickness--a vascular layer in the eye that provides oxygen to the retina

 
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