Does vitamin d deficiency contribute to eye condition called Pinguecula?

by Maleka Hurley
(San Diego)

About six months ago, my eye doctor diagnosed me with Pinguecula. It looks like a cloudy white tissue or buildup on the white part of my eye. Shortly thereafter my primary care doctor diagnosed me with vitamin d deficiency and put me on 50,000 iu a week for 4 weeks. Is it possible my eye condition could be caused by vitamin d deficiency?

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Don't Know...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Maleka,




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I was unable to find much information on Pinguecula as it relates to anything nutritional. There are just not a lot of studies on medical conditions that are relatively benign and often cause no problems, so it's hard to say- and you may never find out for sure.

There are few to no links to Vitamin D and any other eye conditions that I know of.

Sorry that I couldn't help.


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vit d def
by: Anonymous

I was just diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency and my eyes was doing that too. So its possible.

85% of the population is deficient
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

85% of the population is vitamin d deficient, so you can correlate almost anything with vitamin d deficiency. If you were just in a car accident and you had just been diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency, I'm betting that you could find several people that had the same thing, but that doesn't mean that car accidents are related to Vitamin D deficiency.

Do remember that correlation is not causation and also remember that if you are vitamin d deficient, it's likely that you have been for years and maybe even decades.

So when people have a 'new' problem and finally get diagnosed with vitamin d deficiency when they've likely had it for many years before the onset of this problem, I tend to question it.

Not to say that they aren't related. They could be, but I'm just being the naysayer since there is absolutely zero research on this. But do let me know if it disappears when your vitamin d deficiency is corrected, then there will be at least one case study in the world. If it doesn't go away, then it's likely to just be coincidental that you have both at the same time...

So keep in touch and let me know...



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Same thing
by: Anonymous

I was told by my eye Dr. that I have pinguecula on my right eye and now it's starting on my left. He said it's due to sun exposure and possible dust. What's funny is that I am a 3rd shifter, 15 years and counting and when the sun is out I am sleeping!!! and were I work...it's not like I am a construction worker or dust particles flying all over the place.

So no one, not even my Dr. can tell me why I have developed this nasty yellow bump on my eye(s). I lived in PR when I was young, up to I was 12, and moved to the US. So it can't be because I lived in the equator (like the optimologist said) I laughed at that and said that I am in my 30's now and there is no way...I started to develop this almost year now...which is funny because about a year now I stop drinking milk and eating dairy products because I felt bloated all the time and I am lactose, even the lactose milk hurt so I stopped. I didn't take the supplements (vitamin d3) like I should of.

I know that there's no connection and or not enough studies out there to prove that vitamin d deficiency is or may be the cause but I think it is. I am no Dr or anything but putting two and two together after doing blood work and finding out that I am low vitamin d and everything else came back fine, besides my pH level 7.5 (I have kidney stones and constantly pass them). I believe that my pinguecula is caused by my low level of Vitamin D. Hopefully, it will go away after I start taking my supplements.

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