A teenager in the UK has gone blind after several years of a diet completely lacking in fruit and vegetables, a medical journal has reported.
Researchers from Bristol Eye Hospital said the boy first presented to his doctor aged 14, complaining of tiredness.
Aside from being a “fussy eater”, the teenager took no medication and has a normal body mass index.
By the age of 17, the boys vision and hearing began to progressively become impaired.
“The patient confessed that since elementary school, he had avoided foods with certain textures and only ate French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices, and sausage,” the report said.
The report cautioned that nutrition-related optic damage should always be considered by doctors finding any patient with unexplained vision symptoms.