Air pollution can cause permanent blindness
London: A new horrific aspect of air pollution has emerged that can blind people, especially the middle-aged and the elderly.
A long-term survey has found that the tiny particles found in polluted air gradually damage the eyes and lead to an irreversible condition called macular degeneration (MD). This condition can also lead to permanent blindness.
A team from various universities and scientific institutes in the United Kingdom and the United States have studied 116,000 people since 2006. These include people from different ages and regions. All were told that if a doctor diagnosed a macular degeneration in their eyes, they should report it immediately. However, during this time, the eyes of more than 52,000 people were also continuously examined, in which the thickness of their retina was increased and their eyes were also examined.