PM2.5 pollution linked to higher glaucoma risk
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NOVEMBER 26, 2019
Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, according to a new UCL-led study in the UK. People in neighborhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) pollution were at least 6% more likely to report having glaucoma than those in the least-polluted areas, according to the findings published in an open-access paper in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.