Are vitamins helping eye problems after weight-loss surgery?

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A new study suggests that weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems.

The study authors found that nutrient deficiencies after weight-loss surgery can lead to a wide range of eye conditions. They include night blindness, ulcers, scarring of and changed to the cornea, involuntary eye movements, paralysis of the eye muscles and dry eyes.

They found that vitamin A deficiency was most strongly linked to eye problems after weight-loss surgery.

"The real prevalence of these complications is unknown but the rarity of clinical reports that link the nutrient deficiency with eye-related complications could also mean that no one is looking for such problems", said author Rui Ribeiro in the news release. (Obesity Surgery, news released, Dec 1, 2014, Source)

 

 

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  • Dave Fuller
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    YOU SHOULD NOT BE EVEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT FIVE MONTHS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY!!!!!!!It’s not recommended to even TRY until 12-18 mothns when your weight has stabilized. Your surgeon would FLIP OUT if you told him that you are already trying!Between your rapid weight loss, limited capacity, and still healing from MAJOR surgery, your body IS NOT READY for pregnancy. I’m not trying to be rude, but didn’t they go over this in detail before surgery?!? I had to sign a form specifically detailing that this was discussed.

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