Air pollution linked to higher risk of irreversible vision loss

By Damian Carrington, National Observer

Small increases in air pollution are linked to an increased risk of irreversible sight loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a large U.K. study has found.

The study is the first to assess the connection between air pollution and both diagnoses of AMD that the patients said they had been given, and measurements of harmful changes in the retina.

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