Birth Control Pills Might Increase Womans Risk of Eye Disease

The Optical Journal - Optical News With Independent Views

Taking birth control pills may increase a woman’s risk of eye disease later in life, a study finds, because they may reduce protective levels of estrogen.

Doctors have long known that cells in the eye have estrogen receptors. But in the past few years they’ve started looking into whether the changes in a woman’s estrogen levels as she goes through life could affect her risk of glaucoma.

Full story

Erkers 1879 - The Optical Journal