Ophthalmology & Optometry/Causes of myopia


Hello Dr. Shroff

I was wondering if poor diet can cause myopia.  The theory that I have heard is that some foods, particularly refined grains, can cause a rise in insulin that could affect the shape of the eye.  Any evidence to support this, and if not what factors are more important in affecting eyesight?

Thank you.

Dear Chris,

Poor diet which causes eye diseases is commonly lack of Vitamin E and this would cause night blindness issues, not myopia.

Myopia is caused due to the shape of the eyeball is more specific when you are growing up. The eye ball typically stops growing at age 18 years,and the myopia gets stabilized.

Vision is a dynamic process and decrease in vision could be caused not just due to myopia.

There is a role of nutrition, vitamins and supplements for the eyes, and you may read more about it on the link http://www.shroffeye.org/nutrition-and-your-eyes/

Hope this helps,
Dr Anand Shroff

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Dr Anand Shroff, MD, FICS


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