2 doctors weighed in:

What is vitamin a used for in the body?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The "eyes" have it

In the eye, vitamin a is involved in the prevention of abnormalities of development of the cornea and conjunctiva; and phototransduction.
Without getting into too much detail, vitamin a is required for the synthesis of rhodopsin and iodopsin in rods and cones of the retina, so light can be transmitted to the central nervous system, which allows you to see.

In brief: The "eyes" have it

In the eye, vitamin a is involved in the prevention of abnormalities of development of the cornea and conjunctiva; and phototransduction.
Without getting into too much detail, vitamin a is required for the synthesis of rhodopsin and iodopsin in rods and cones of the retina, so light can be transmitted to the central nervous system, which allows you to see.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
94K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors