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Secondhand Smoke Damages Children’s Eyes, New Study Finds

Secondhand smoke is a known threat to eye health among adults.

Many studies link smoke exposure to an increased risk of eye conditions that affect people later in life, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness. But does secondhand smoke pose a threat to children’s vision? A new study from Hong Kong suggests that it does. Researchers found that children as young as 6 already show signs of eye damage.