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Can vitamin d deficiency cause dry eyes?

Will vitamin d deficiency cause dry eyes? And what food can we get vitamin D on our diet? Any idea will be appreciated.
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  • walker67


    Vitamin D deficiency will not cause dry eyes, but it will cause skeletal deformity in children, osteomalacia in adults and rickets due to calcium malabsorption. Dry eye is a symptom of Vitamin A deficiency. When you overuse your eyes, rhodopsin, which is synthesized by vitamin A, is depleted, then you get dry eyes. You can get vitamin D from skimmed milk, vitelline, lean meat,marine fish, liver, cheese, nut and marine products. Apart from food source, Vitamin D can be synthetic by basking in the sun.
  • evelyn


    Yes, the deficiency of vitamin D will cause the dry eyes. In the body of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, the adjustment of vitamin D plays an important role. Thus the vitamin D deficiency disease has great relationship with the calcium and phosphorus metabolism. The deficiency vitamin D has much influence on the whole body's health. The outstanding result from the deficiency of the vitamin D is rickets or osteomalacia. That is why your eyes feel dry. You could eat the food with vitamin D to get the nutrition. The deficiency of vitamin D mainly exists in fish, animal liver, eggs yolk and so on. The milk, liver, oil, cheese, nuts and seafood can also contain the vitamin D. You should eat more food like these.
  • en_liten_glimt


    Generally speaking, vitamin d deficiency can not cause dry eyes. As we know that if you do not have the necessary balance of these three layers in your eyes, or if your eyes do not make enough tears to coat the eye, you may have a condition, which i8s known as dry eye. Of course, in some cases a vitamin deficiency may contribute to dry eye problems. But you also should know that it is not vitamin d deficiency, but vitamin a deficiency. Anyway, if you have a vitamin A deficiency, you may also experience problems with dry eye. And if you want to eat some foods which are rich in vitamin d, you can eat more fish, such as catfish, eggs, and cod liver oil. Besides, if you have dry eyes, you may experience scratchiness, itching and burning on the surface of your eyes. so anyway, it can be dangerous for you.

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