Impact of Addiction (Alcohol and Smoking) on Glaucoma
Dr. Shori Rakesh*, Dr.(Mrs.) Shori Chhaya**
Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (CG)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 30 July, 2015.
Aims and Objective
To evaluate the impact of addiction specifically alcoholism and smoking on Glaucoma occurrence.
Material and Methods
The study was carried out in a tertiary health care hospital, part of a medical institution. The patients attended the OPD as well as hospitalized were taken as sample. Tools used for this purpose were interview schedule various modern diagnostic technique as well as particular investigations etc.
The data collected were tabulated and various statistical method were applied as per requirement.
Observation and Discussion
On analysis of this data it was noticed that 8.69 percent patients suffering from Glaucoma gave history of alcoholism and 15.2% that of smoking which were more or less in accordance of various studies conducted by various researches across the Globe.
Authors personally feel that more and more studies with a large number of cases must be carried out to know the association between Glaucoma to alcoholism and smoking.
Addiction, Alcoholism, Smoking.