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Smoking strongly linked to age-related macular degeneration
Smoking strongly linked to age-related macular degeneration (June 27, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Wisconsin - A new report published in Ophthalmology examines the relationship between smoking and age-related macular degeneration. Researchers studied nearly 5,000 individuals participating in a long term trial. Participants had their eyes examined every five years for 20 years. Results showed that cigarette smoking raised risk of progression of age-related macular degeneration. Having a greater number of pack-years was also associated with raised risk of death.
 
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