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Vitamin D levels: Associated with dry eyes?

Posted on: March 21, 2014   by  Brant Cebulla

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New research published in the journal Cornea has raised the possibility that vitamin D plays a role in dry eye syndrome.

Dry eye syndrome is a prevalent condition characterized by the eye’s lack of ability to maintain a healthy coating of tears. While not a severe condition, it is a nuisance.

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1 Response to Vitamin D levels: Associated with dry eyes?

  1. Rita and Misty

    “In conclusion, we have demonstrated that corneal epithelial cells contain VDR and 1α-hydroxylase mRNA, and that there are significant vitamin D metabolite concentrations in both the aqueous and vitreous humor. In addition, we show that both 25(OH)D3 and 1,25(OH)2D3 can enhance cornea epithelial barrier function and vitamin D supplementation enhances corneal occludin expression.”

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183972/

    (gotta love vitamin D…imo)

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