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Besides the well-known benefits for your overall health, did you know that abstaining from alcohol can significantly impact your eye health? Hereโ€™s a quick look at how alcohol consumption can negatively impact your eyes: 

Short-Term Effects:

๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ Dryness: Consumption of alcohol can increase and intensify dry eyes.

๐Ÿ‘€ Twitching Eyes: It has the potential to induce eye twitching or myokymia.

๐Ÿ‘๏ธ Slow Pupil Reaction: Alcohol may lead to slower iris dilation than normal.

๐ŸŒ“ Contrast Perception Damage: It can adversely impact the ability to distinguish between objects based on light or darkness.

๐Ÿคฏ Migraines: Excessive alcohol consumption has been associated with triggering migraines.

๐Ÿ’ค Rapid Eye Movement: Disruption of sleep cycles, resulting in the reduction of beneficial, deep REM sleep.

Long-Term Effects:

๐Ÿ‘๏ธOptic Neuropathy: Prolonged alcohol consumption may result in vision loss, decreased peripheral vision, and difficulty seeing colour.

๐Ÿ Vitamin Deficiency: Alcohol interferes with the liver's absorption of essential vitamins crucial for maintaining healthy eyesight.

๐ŸคฐPrenatal Alcohol Exposure: There is a risk of permanently affecting the development of eye structures in the fetus.

๐Ÿ‘ด Cataract Formation: Increased susceptibility to the development of cataracts.

๐ŸŒ€ Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Alcohol-induced oxidative damage may contribute to AMD.