Navigation Links
Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life

Smokers are more prone to losing their eyesight later in life than non-smokers, says a British study.

There are around 500,000 people in the UK with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Of these, an estimated 54,000 people have the condition as a result of smoking.//

AMD usually develops after a person reaches 50 years and affects the central part of the retina of the eye. A report by AMD Alliance UK, based on a survey of 1,023 British adults, reveals that only seven percent of people know that AMD affects the eyes, reports the online edition of Daily Mail.

Steve Winyard, head of campaigns at the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) and chairman of AMD Alliance UK, said: "Smoking is the only proven cause of AMD that people can do anything about, yet people are not aware of the link and most people have not even heard of the condition.

"The message is simple - do not take up smoking, and if you do, stop."

The RNIB is calling on the government to introduce warnings on cigarette packets about the risk of AMD and to fund a public awareness campaign on the dangers of smoking to eyesight.

-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smokers children likely to develop caries
2. Smokers more prone to depression
3. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
4. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
5. Women Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
6. Creating A Greater Awareness Among Smokers
7. Smokers may differ in their cravings for smoking
8. Trained Counselors Counseling Pregnant Smokers To Quit May Not Work
9. Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others
10. New Vaccination For Smokers To Quit Smoking
11. B-Carotene Increases Oral Cancer Risk In Smokers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... As pharmaceutical companies are held ... with process innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. CoreRx offers its clients ... equipment in support of their development and manufacturing goals. , The company ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back Pain Centers ... back pain with a reputable physician in their area, announces the launch of a ... information for patients who are looking for reputable physicians to help them with back ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Saad B. Chaudhary, MD is committed to providing the highest ... chronic problems, I focus on preventative care with all my patients to alleviate possible future ... always feel free to contact my office and my trained staff will assist you in ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Emergency Physician and Distinguished Professor of Emergency ... Series, Outliers in Writing, set to publish in summer 2017. , Dr. Bobrow, ... University of Arizona College of Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director for the ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... ... Vetoquinol USA® , a world-class developer of veterinarian-approved ... EQUISTRO line, at this week’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington. Flexadin UCII ... The scientifically-developed Flexadin UCII supports the body’s normal repair of cartilage and joints. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... that address significant unmet medical needs, today announced ... Company,s consumer product development program, based on its ... for Investigative Dermatology (SID) 76 th Annual ... promote the sciences relevant to skin health and ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical ... chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients with ... compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) achieved sustained virologic response ... its investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P). These ... 12 weeks of G/P treatment without ribavirin. Patients ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... By Service (Manufacturing, Research), By Country, (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, ... to their offering. ... The Latin American pharmaceutical contract manufacturing services market is anticipated ... drug registration cost in Latin American countries and continuous economic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: