NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of birth by 46 percent, one of the most common eye diseases among children, according to a recent scientific study.
According to the American medical website "HealthDayNews", maternal smoking was associated with 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy, increasing the risk of a 79% child.
In children with strabismus, the eyes do not fit appropriately with each other, and this can contribute to the poor vision and psychological problems of the child when dealing with others.
"Mum is smoking during pregnancy as an important public health problem, especially in developed countries, and its impact on the health of the eyes deserves our attention," said Dr. Zukson, chief researcher at the University of Huazhong Science and Technology in China.
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of inherent anomalies, rabbit lips, abnormalities and heartburn in children and premature birth, as well as high blood sugar levels, researchers said.