Teenager goes blind due to poor diet

British boy left blind and deaf after diet of chips sausages and crisps

British boy left blind and deaf after diet of chips sausages and crisps

Junk food was blamed for causing the teenage boy's blindness, doctors said.

The boy was first seen by his local GP when he was 14 after complaining of tiredness. Initial tests showed macrocytic anaemia and low vitamin B12 levels, which were treated with vitamin B12 injections and dietary advice. "The problem is that awareness among other health professionals isn't quite so high". He was referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist and was examined by an ophthalmologist, but no cause was found.

His lack of vitamin B and copper "likely contributed to the patient's vision and hearing loss", said Dr. Atan.

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.

Doctors investigated and found the boy suffered several bone, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

It was at this point that he confessed that since primary school he had "avoided foods with certain textures and only ate French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices, and sausage".

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Despite being given nutritional supplements to treat his deficiencies, his sight did not improve.

An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient's blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine. And nutritional deficiencies are extremely common.

The condition is reversible if caught early.

A TEENAGER has been left blind and partially deaf as a result of his decade-long diet of chips, sausages and crisps. It is estimated that nutritional deficiencies affect approximately 2-billion people worldwide.

Such minerals and vitamins are vital for overall good health and a lack of them is more usually associated with countries with high levels of poverty and scarce food resources.

Though nutritional optic neuropathy is rare in developed countries, the University of Iowa documented a case in which a 28-year-old man's diet consisted nearly entirely of 1.9 litres of vodka per day, causing vision problems. If the damage is caused by poor nutrition it is referred to as "nutritional optic neuropathy". For example, the widespread consumption of junk food at the expense of more nutritious food and the rising popularity of veganism can lead to vitamin D and B12 deficiencies, because fish, meat, eggs and dairy are the main dietary sources of these vitamins.

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