Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The sign in the eyes signalling low levels

The condition is thought to be more common in women than in men, causing significant irritation and visual disturbance.

Though rare, in extreme cases the condition can lead to the formation of ulcers and cause vision loss.

Researchers have hypothesised that the connection between dry eyes and vitamin D may be down to the anti-inflammatory effects of the compound on the eye.

The researchers of one study noted: “Dry eye and impaired tear function in patients with vitamin D deficiency may indicate a protective role of vitamin D in the development of dry eye [disease], probably by enhancing and reducing ocular surface inflammation.”


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