"Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes!" This oft-heard advice is rooted in truth: carrots and other colorful fruits and vegetables are rich in pigments known as carotenoids. Some carotenoids, such as beta carotene and alpha carotene, are known as provitamin A carotenoids, because they can be converted to vitamin A in the body. The most usable form of vitamin A, retinol, is essential to the proper function of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
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Why are carrots good for the eyes?
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What could a cloudy patch in a child's eye indicate?
David K. Coats, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartA cloudy patch in the eye could represent an abnormality with important visual implications. I suggest that you have your child examined by a pediatric eye doctor. If you have already done so and still have concerns, you should consider getting a second opinion.
What are the odds of my child having a keyhole pupil?
David K. Coats, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartThe keyhole pupil is known as a coloboma. The keyhole is formed by improper fusion of tissues of the eye during the time of development of the baby before birth. The odds of the condition occurring depends on its cause. There are a number of conditions that are associated with the formation of a coloboma. If it is a condition that runs in the family, the odds can be as high as 50/50 that another child in the family may be born with the condition.
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