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What Is The Vitamin In Carrots That Is Supposed To Help Your Eye Sight
Beta Carotene: Vitamin a and more importantly, its derivatives, are found in abundance in the retina (the film layer of the eye). It is very important for the proper functioning of the eye. What is not very clear is whether eating a lot of foods rich in vitamin a makes any difference in the overall health of the eye, as long as you are not deficient in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?
Many things: Vitamin a (found in carrots) is one of many chemicals needed and used by the eyes. Interestingly, most amereicans actually do get enough vitamins and minerals to maintain the health of their eyes, and supplements have not been shown to improve vision. Vitamins a, e, c, zinc, and possibly lutein have been shown to decrease the risk of macular degeneration in those at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke a blood vessel in my eye. My doctor told me not to take fish oil. Should I also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin A?
Could pro sight vitamins be causing my eye irritations since i start taking it i've had on going infections and watery eyes?
Unrelated : In winter it's less humid and our tears tend to dry out more quickly. Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. ...Read more
Several: Most important is to eat a healthy balanced diet. Vitamin supplements have been shown to be helpful in certain patients with macula degeneration and some other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa. Fish oil supplements can help in the treatment of dry eyes and blepharitis. ...Read more
Doubt it: There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels. ...Read more
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