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Too strict diet-boy (11) blinded due to malnutrition

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Too strict diet-boy (11) blinded due to malnutrition

First he looked bad in dark, n his eyesight continued to decrease during day. At end he could barely see hand movements within 30 centimeters of distance. Nothing else!

To blame for fact that a little boy (11) from Canada is now as good as blind: food that his parents served him. Because he suffered from various allergies, he only got lamb and pork, potatoes, apples, cucumbers and a special variety of breakfast flakes.

The problem: In none of se foods is enough vitamin A (such as in carrots, corn, paprika or spinach) included. As a result, something happened in developing countries: without important vitamin, boy's eyes were gradually drying out.

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For eight months boy saw less and less. Then he came to hospital, and doctors found dry spots on conjunctiva.

Unfortunately, diagnosis came too late, as scientists from University of Toronto reported in "JAMA Pediatrics Clinical Challenge" sheet. The destruction in his eyes was so advanced that she could never be undone.

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After doctors gave him high doses of vitamin A, his eyesight improved a bit. According to experts, he is still considered to be practically blind.

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