Playing Bagpipes Increases Risk of Blindness
While playing the traditional Scots instrument musicians put their eyeballs under pressure while blowing too hard. The stress on the optic nerves can lead to glaucoma in later life.
Lead author of the study, Dr. Gunnar Schmidtmann said that bagpiper player who already had high blood pressure were at an increased risk. He said, "It doesn't matter if you are a hobby musician or a professional, go to your optometrist frequently."