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How do alcohol, tobacco effect the eyes?

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Dr. Shawn Cassady
Psychiatry 38 years experience
"Bleery eye": Alcohol and tobacco affect every organ system. Complex vascular, sedative and/or stimulant effects occur on the eye organ as well as the central nervous system.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Difficult question to answer simply. But a few things. Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia is a result of severe nutritional deficiency. Wine consumption (moderation) may actually help people with macular degeneration. Tobacco is a risk factor for macular degeneration., cataract, vascular conclusions, optic neuropathy, just to name a few.
Nov 14, 2012

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