Hey readers, well I know hearing that your favorite coffee can put you at risk of blindness must have shocked you. Yes, the cup of coffee (caffeine intake) that you crave every morning, the coffee that makes you feel refreshed, without which you can not even imagine your day is the one that can lead you to blindness.
How Caffeine Puts Some People at Risk of Blindness?
Well, when you hear about Caffeine, coffee is the first thing that comes to your mind. And a surprising revelation has been made in a study led by Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. According to the study, the top cause of blindness is Glaucoma in us, and high caffeine intake (which increases the eye health consequences).
How Caffeine and Glaucoma are related to Blindness?
So, readers, Glaucoma is a disease that can cause blindness, as the nerve that connects the eye to the brain gets damaged due to high eye pressure. And here comes the relationship between Glaucoma and Caffeine. The study has shown that higher caffeine intake on a daily basis may increase the risk of Glaucoma as caffeine increases eye pressure. Moreover, the ones who are at greater risk of disease may more likely experience this increase in eye pressure if they consume a higher amount of caffeine.
The ones who suffer from this disease genetically must keep in mind that consuming 321 mg of caffeine daily will lead them to be 3.9 times more prone to Glaucoma as compared to other people who had low genetic risk.
Although, caffeine does not only mean coffee all the sources which contain caffeine like caffeinated energy drinks or energy tablets except draw these all may lead a person to Health consequences.
Research by Mount Sinai School of Medicine on Caffeine Intake
This new research done by Mount Sinai School of Medicine revealed the link between a person’s diet and vision depriving conditions. The study was conducted on more than 1,20,000 people and was kept under observation to find the relation between caffeine intake and intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP is the major risk factor for Glaucoma in a person.
Thus, the conclusion revealed that caffeine intake in large amounts on a daily basis does not affect the risk of IOP and Glaucoma. But those who are prone to the highest genetic risk observed elevation in IOP and the Glaucoma cases increased in them by 4 times as compared to others.
So, readers, this was all about the post but yes Glaucoma is a disease that can be treated by eye drops, medications, and surgery. And as mentioned in the above study, high caffeine intake increases the risk of blindness in those who suffer from Glaucoma genetically and people other than this you can still enjoy the cup of coffee as per your choice but remember the bottom line is that ‘coffee is one part of your lifestyle’ and ‘lifestyle should be balanced as an excess of everything is injurious’.