When you think of smoking-related diseases and conditions, lung cancer and emphysema are likely the first things that come to mind. But smoking can lead to a host of other diseases and conditions, including a shortened life span, weakened immune system, and greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Did you also know that smoking can have a huge impact on your vision?
Smoking cigarettes can lead to a variety of eye-related conditions and diseases, some of which can result in total vision loss.
Common smoking-related eye diseases
The following is a run-down of common vision-related diseases and conditions. Many of them develop as a natural sign of aging. However, if you’re a smoker, your likelihood of developing one of the issues mentioned below is far greater than if you were a non-smoker.