Recent findings showed that after more than 25 years of smoking cessation, the risk of visual field progression in former heavy smokers is similar to those who had never smoked. This research suggests that long-term smoking cessation may be linked with lower visual field progression among glaucoma patients. The study enrolled primary open-angle glaucoma patients with a minimum of three years of follow-up and five visual fields. The researchers used linear mixed models to explore the effects of smoking on the rates of 24-2 visual field mean deviation loss after adjusting for confounding factors. Read More