Optometrists in Norfolk, Randolph, and Pierce NE
"Your eyes deserve it!"
We, the doctors and staff at Authier Miller Pape Eyecare, strive to provide thorough solution-oriented examinations using state-of-the-art technology and to educate each patient about their ocular health and vision needs. Our goal is to always provide care as if we were treating a member of our own family!
Smoking is a major risk factor for Macular Degeneration
In a review of a British Journal of Ophthalmology article published in 2005, it was written that, "the authors have demonstrated a strong association between the risk of both GA and CNV and pack years of cigarette smoking. This provides support for a causal relation between smoking and AMD. They also show an increased risk for AMD in non-smokers exposed to passive smoking. Stopping smoking appears to reduce the risk of developing AMD."
It's never easy to quit smoking. But adding one more reason to quit may be just enough movitation to help some make it through the transition from smoker, to non-smoker.