Symptoms: Excessive use of alcohol has been linked to eye problems, including increased risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, decreased vision and eye twitching.
Possible Causes: Over indulgence of alcohol leads to deficiencies of certain nutrients, for instance, Vitamin A, leading to night blindness, thinning of the cornea and dry eyes. A deficiency of Vitamin B1 can cause weakness and even paralysis of the eye muscles. The excess sugar from alcohol can lead to diabetes and the resultant destruction of eye capillaries and eventual blindness.
Solutions: Limit alcohol intake to one drink a day. Consider getting help if you think you’re at risk of alcoholism.