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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Contraceptive Pill 'Doubles Glaucoma Risk'

Long-term users of the contraceptive pill are twice as likely to develop glaucoma, figures suggest

Women who take the contraceptive pill for more than three years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, a study has found.

The hormone oestrogen, a crucial component of oral contraceptives, could play a role in the development of the condition which causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve, scientists said.



Anonymous said...

I guess they didn't see that coming….

Anonymous said...

So...go blind or get pregnant. Good choices.