How Does Smoking Affect My Risk Of Developing Cataracts?

Question: How does smoking affect my risk of developing cataracts?

Answer: It has been shown that the cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of nuclear sclerotic cataract. This is the type of cataract where the entire lens develops a yellowish film. And other studies have shown that cessation of smoking can actually result in a reduction of further cataract formation.