Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the developed world and their effect on the eye and vision

Andrew Whatham, Hannah E. Bartlett, Frank Eperjesi, Caron Blumenthal, Jane Allen, Catherine Suttle, Kevin Gaskin

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Abstract

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in developing countries, but also occur in developed countries. We review micronutrient deficiencies for the major vitamins A, cobalamin (B-12), biotin (vitamin H), vitamins C and E, as well as the minerals iron, and zinc, in the developed world, in terms of their relationship to systemic health and any resulting ocular disease and/or visual dysfunction. A knowledge of these effects is important as individuals with consequent poor ocular health and reduced visual function may present for ophthalmic care.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
JournalOphthalmic and Physiological Optics
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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Avitaminosis
Biotin
Minerals
Vitamin A Deficiency
Eye Diseases
Micronutrients
Health
Vitamin B 12
Vitamin E
Developed Countries
Developing Countries
Ascorbic Acid
Zinc
Iron

Keywords

  • biotin
  • cobolamin
  • iron
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • zinc

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Whatham, Andrew ; Bartlett, Hannah E. ; Eperjesi, Frank ; Blumenthal, Caron ; Allen, Jane ; Suttle, Catherine ; Gaskin, Kevin. / Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the developed world and their effect on the eye and vision. In: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 2008 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 1-12.
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