Can Alcoholism Cause Eye Problems?

Can Alcoholism Cause Eye Problems?

While it’s well-known that alcohol abuse can lead to a number of serious health problems, you may not be aware that it can also cause serious problems with your vision. Here’s a look at how alcoholism can affect your eyesight.

One of the most common ways that alcoholism can affect your eyes is by causing damage to the blood vessels in your eyes. This can lead to a condition called papilledema, which is characterized by the swelling of the optic nerve. Papilledema can lead to vision loss and even blindness if left untreated.

Alcoholism can also cause damage to the nerves in your eyes, which can lead to vision problems. Alcoholism can also cause dry eyes, which can make it difficult to produce tears. This can lead to irritation and inflammation of the eye.

If you’re concerned about how alcoholism may be affecting your vision, be sure to talk to your doctor. There are treatments available that can help improve your vision and help you live a healthier life.

Yes, alcoholism can cause eye problems. Alcoholism can lead to a condition called alcoholic optic neuropathy, which causes damage to the optic nerve. This can lead to vision problems, including blurry vision, double vision, and blindness.

If you think you might have a problem with alcohol, talk to your doctor. There are treatments available that can help you stop drinking and protect your health.

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Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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