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Can second hand smoking cause a gradual loss of vision?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Smoking and second hand smoking increases the risk of developing macular degenreration, which can negativelly impact central vision.
It also has been shown to increase the prevalence of a particular form of cataract called nuclear sclerotic. In some patients with very poor diets who imbibe excess alcohol, smoking may also be associated with optic nerve dysfunction.

In brief: Sometimes

Smoking and second hand smoking increases the risk of developing macular degenreration, which can negativelly impact central vision.
It also has been shown to increase the prevalence of a particular form of cataract called nuclear sclerotic. In some patients with very poor diets who imbibe excess alcohol, smoking may also be associated with optic nerve dysfunction.
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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Second hand smoke will not casue a loss of vision.

In brief: No

Second hand smoke will not casue a loss of vision.
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