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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

SMOKING CESSATION AND CATARACT RISK

According to this study in JAMA Ophthalmology:

Smoking cessation seems to decrease the risk of cataract extraction with time, although the risk persists for decades. The higher the intensity of smoking, the longer it takes for the increased risk to decline. These findings emphasize the importance of early smoking cessation and preferably the avoidance of smoking.

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