Dr. Marta Pazos appears on Catalunya Ràdio to instruct the population about the dangers of tobacco29/06/2018 · News
Dr. Marta Pazos, the ophthalmologist at the Institut de la Màcula and a glaucoma specialist, was a guest on the Catalunya Ràdio programme “Nit dels Ignorants” to discuss the dangers of tobacco smoke for eyesight. Smoking is associated with a fourfold risk of blindness.
Dr. Pazos explained that tobacco increases the chance of macular degeneration and cataracts and is also linked to a rise in intraocular pressure, which is a major risk factor for the development of glaucoma.
If you would like to listen to the full interview with Dr. Pazos, please click here. She begins speaking at minute 49:40.Open angle glaucomaClosed angle glaucomaCataractsExudative or wet AMDDry or atrophic AMD