Does retinol treat eye disorders?

Vitamin A, which is composed of retinol and carotenoids, delivers healthy retinoids to the eye that help with vision development.

Retinol and vitamin A have been known to treat or prevent eye disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa (night blindness), cataracts, healing from laser eye surgery, dry eye, nearsightedness, blurred vision, infant eye development, glaucoma, and conjunctivitis.

Vitamin A deficiency can lead to Bigot's spot, or the buildup of keratin in the eye.

On the other hand, too much vitamin A and retinol or vitamin A toxicity can lead to blurred vision and eye damage.

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