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Birth control prevents pregnancy by stopping different parts of the pregnancy process. Hormonal methods—like birth control pills, the patch or injections—release synthetic hormones into the body to prevent the release of eggs during ovulation... More »

www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/is-birth-control-linked-to-glaucoma

Jan 24, 2014 ... A new study suggests women who take birth control for an extended time period are more likely to develop glaucoma. But no cause-and-effect ...

www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/11/18/245959355/using-birth-control-pills-may-increase-womens-glaucoma-risk

Nov 18, 2013 ... Taking birth control pills may increase a woman's risk of eye disease later in life, a study finds, because they may reduce protective levels of ...

www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/news/20131118/the-pill-tied-to-raised-risk-of-glaucoma

Nov 18, 2013 ... Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds.

www.obgyn.net/contraception/consider-glaucoma-risk-prescribing-birth-control-pills

Jun 19, 2014 ... Long-term use of birth control pills has been linked to an increased risk of glaucoma. Do you consider glaucoma risk before prescribing ...

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/birth-control-pills-may-raise-eye-risks

Nov 21, 2013 ... Why birth control pills might play a role in glaucoma is not entirely clear. But cells in the optic nerve contain estrogen receptors that are believed ...

abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/11/18/birth-control-pills-may-double-glaucoma-risk

Nov 18, 2013 ... The research revealed that the women who had been on birth control pills for more than three years had a doubled risk of glaucoma - a finding ...

www.ibtimes.com/birth-control-causes-glaucoma-new-study-finds-contraceptives-may-lead-blindness-1475014

Nov 18, 2013 ... New research shows a link between the use of birth control pills and the loss of vision. Females who take contraceptives for over three years ...

www.sharecare.com/health/eye-vision-health/article/birth-control-pills-may-up-womans-glaucoma-risk

If you're one of the millions of women who've used birth control pills over the years, you may want to book an eye exam. Research suggests that using oral ...

www.aao.org/eyenet/article/glaucoma-in-women-estrogen-connection-2

When researchers at the Academy's 2013 annual meeting reported an association between birth control pills and glaucoma, it created a stir in the news media ...