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Teen Goes Blind From Eating Hot Chips, White Bread And Pringles

Teen Goes Blind From Eating Hot Chips, White Bread And Pringles”

They recommend that doctors should consider nutritional optic neuropathy - a dysfunction of the optic nerve usually caused by drugs, or poor diet combined with alcoholism and smoking - in any patient with unexplained vision symptoms and poor diet, even in patients with a normal BMI.

It was then that the boy admitted since primary school he had only ever eaten French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices, and sausage.

He was given B12 injections and dietary recommendation, however when he returned a 12 months later he had developed some listening to loss and impaired imaginative and prescient, although nonetheless no trigger was discovered.

The condition is reversible if treated early but can lead to blindness if no action is taken.

A British teenager has gone blind and deaf after only eating junk food for the majority of his life.

A 17-year-old teenager in the United Kingdom has suffered permanent blindness, and doctors claim his poor diet is to blame.

Help could've saved his sight when he was 14, though, as a trip to the GP to investigate his amazingly mysterious tiredness-all-the-timeness revealed low vitamin B12 levels and a form of anaemia. By age 17, the patient's vision had progressively worsened, to the point of blindness. A report on the official website of Bristol University also said that the patient had "low copper and selenium levels, a high zinc level, and markedly reduced vitamin D level and bone mineral density".

The researchers concluded that the patient's "junk food" diet and limited intake of nutritional vitamins and minerals resulted in the onset of nutritional optic neuropathy.

Doctors also warned there could be an increase in similar cases given the popularity of "junk food" at the expense of more nutritious options, and the rising popularity of veganism if the vegan diet is not supplemented appropriately to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency.

Our eyes are responsible for detecting different patterns and wavelengths (colours) of light and this information is sent to our brain via the optic nerve. He is taking vitamin supplements and his colour vision has improved slightly.

She said the boy had an eating disorder known as ARFID (avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder), where sufferers become sensitive to the taste, texture or smell of foods.

Nutritional deficiencies are very common, affecting about 2 billion people worldwide.

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