News Release 

Exposure to secondhand smoke associated with eye differences among children

JAMA Ophthalmology

What The Study Did: About 1,400 young children in Hong Kong had eye exams to see if those exposed to secondhand smoke at home had differences in choroidal thickness, a layer of the eye that contains blood vessels and connective tissue, compared to children not exposed to smoke.

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Authors: Jason C. Yam, F.R.C.S.Ed., of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.4178)

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