Special Issue "Vision and Visual Health under the Influence of Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Substances"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: visual performance; binocular vision; night vision; retinal-image quality; alcohol consumption; substance use.
Interests: visual impairment; eye disease; alcohol consumption; driving under the Influence (DUI); aging eye; substance use; psychoactive substances
According to the World Health Organization, the harmful use of alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive substances is one the main factors having an impact on population health. The use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances have an important impact on different body functions, including the nervous system; thus, it is clear that visual function will be affected under the influence of these substances. While depressant drugs, such as alcohol, are related with visual impairment, stimulating substances, such as caffeine, may lead to an improvement of certain visual aspects. However, the interactions between substance use and the mechanisms involved in visual performance are complex and, in some cases, not fully understood. On the other hand, many factors can also influence the way in which vision is affected by psychoactive substances (the amount consumed, age, gender, weight, food intake, substances co-use, or usage habits, among others) and therefore, they should be considered as well.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide new information about the influence of alcohol, tobacco and other substances in vision and visual health. This information would provide a better understanding of the role of visual impairment in risky situations, especially involving DUI behaviors. Researchers are invited to submit original research and review articles regarding aspects of visual and ocular changes related to substance use and/or abuse. Contributions about the importance of such changes in visual-related activities are also expected.
Disclaimer: We will not accept research funded in part or full by any tobacco companies in this Special Issue. For more details, please check https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/12/2831/htm.
Dr. José J. Castro-Torres
Dr. Miriam Casares-López
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- visual performance
- ocular changes
- visual health
- eye disease
- alcohol consumption
- tobacco and other substances
- substance use
- psychoactive substances