After eight years of only KFC and Coke, Aussie teen goes blind from lack of Vitamin A
14-year-old Cian Moore ate only KFC, Coke, bread and potatoes for about eight years until his eyes started hurting. A doctor confirmed he was suffering from Vitamin A deficiency, which caused permanent damage to his left eye, and minor damage to his right eye.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA — A teen in Western Australia nearly lost his ability to see thanks to a nutritionally-horrendous diet consisting of only bread, potatoes, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Coke.
For eight years, 14-year-old Cian Moore supposedly survived on eating potatoes, bread, KFC and Coca-Cola, exclusively. Eventually, he complained to his mother that his eyes had become dry and gritty. He was also having trouble seeing.
His mother took him to see several eye specialists, and eventually they found out Cian’s poor diet had led to a severe Vitamin A deficiency. Without Vitamin A, the cells in the eye fail to mature properly, resulting in keratin build-up that manifests as spots on the surface of the eye.
To save his sight, young Cian had to load up on Vitamin A supplements, and eat his vegetables. Now 16, the vision in his right eye has almost completely recovered, but his left eye remains permanently damaged
A diet of only KFC, Coke, bread and potatoes over roughly eight years caused a Vitamin A deficiency in 14-year-old Cian Moore and almost cost him his sight. HOSTELTUR
Cian Moore took Vitamin A supplements and vitamin shakes to try to save his eyesight. He now reportedly eats his vegetables, and the vision in his right eye has almost recovered. His left eye is permanently damaged. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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