Journal article

Caffeine and the eye

Jinny J Yoon, Helen Danesh-Meyer

SURVEY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Caffeine, a popular psychostimulant that acts as an adenosine receptor antagonist, is the most widely used drug in history, consumed daily by people worldwide. Knowledge of the physiological and pathological effects of caffeine is crucial in improving public health because of its widespread use. We provide a summary of the current evidence on the effect of caffeine on the eye. Most of the research conducted to date is in relation to cataract and glaucoma, two of the most common eye diseases among the elderly.