Cigarette smoking is negatively associated with keratoconus.

@article{Spoerl2008CigaretteSI,
  title={Cigarette smoking is negatively associated with keratoconus.},
  author={Eberhard Spoerl and Frederik Raiskup-Wolf and Eberhard Kuhlisch and Lutz Ernst Pillunat},
  journal={Journal of refractive surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={S737-40}
}
PURPOSE To investigate a correlation between cigarette smoking and keratoconus. METHODS Patients with keratoconus who were treated with corneal collagen cross-linking from June 2006 to November 2007 were asked about their smoking habits. A person smoking a minimum of two cigarettes per day for more than 1 year was classified as a smoker. RESULTS A total of 180 patients with keratoconus (mean age 28 +/- 9 years [range: 15 to 41 years]) were asked about their smoking habits. One hundred… CONTINUE READING

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