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What vitamin deficiency causes cataracts?

Is vitamin deficiency contribute to cataracts? If so, what vitamin shall i take?
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  • walks_alone_


    Yes, in some cases, the deficiency in vitamin D is likely to contribute to cataracts. There have been scientific findings showing that people had good levels of vitamin D, as well as good levels of other nutrients, had a reduced risk for cataracts that form around the edge of the natural lens. This shows a possible link between vitamin D and cataracts, and vitamin D may have played a role in preventing cataract formation. Each average adult needs between 600 and 800 International Units, or IU, each day to ensure that you have a good intake of vitamin D. There are as well other factors such as the age and the health conditions that play a role in the intake you need, and your doctor can help you determine the amount appropriate for you. In addition, sunlight provides vitamin D, but be careful because this can also increases your risk for damage from the ultraviolet rays in the sunlight. Vitamin supplements can provide vitamin D, or you can eat foods that are rich in vitamin D. A 3 oz. serving of salmon contains 447 IU of vitamin D, and one large egg provides 41 IU. Other food sources include tuna, liver, yogurt, milk, cheese and cod liver oil.
  • Charles Joseph


    A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Causes of cataracts are various included aging, diabetes, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal detachment, or long-term uveitis, eye injury and long-term use of steroid medicines. However, vitamin deficiency cannot be possible to lead to cataracts. But you also need to take some vitamins supplement, such as apple, banana and watermelon to keep eye health.
  • Yaron Cheng


    If you lack the vitamin C, your eyes may easily get dry to some degree. You should better eat more food with vitamin C to moisture your eyes. If you lack the vitamin A, your night vision may be affected which may cause the cataracts. You should not lack the vitamin which will be so bad for your eyes. You need to intake vitamin A and C to make the eyes get moisture to cure the cataracts.
  • walkingrain


    Well, generally speaking, vitamin c, d, e deficiency can just lead to cataracts. First, you should know that a cataract can be described simply as an opaque spot on the lens of the eye that you cannot see through. In some cases, you seem to be looking through a cloud or a haze. And that can become serious with time. And finally, blindness will occur too. According to some researches, vitamin c, d, e deficiency can just contribute to it, so you need to eat foods high in antioxidants, including garlic, onions, beans, vegetables, celery, seaweed, apples, beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E, for most of the nutritional components of cataract prevention and reversal are related to boosting antioxidant levels. Anyway, you should be careful about it.

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