Obesity is the most prevalent metabolic disease in western countries and it has reached epidemic proportions in North America. Everyone knows that it has a negative impact on overall health but what about eye diseases specifically? Obesity has been linked with age-related cataract, glaucoma, age-related maculopathy, and diabetic retinopathy. Watch your weight to look after your eyes.
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Source: Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
[Obesity is a risk factor for eye diseases].
[Article in Hebrew]
Habot-Wilner Z, Belkin M.
Source: Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Israel.