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Does garlic in abundance damage the eyesight?

It is said that taking in too much garlic will do harm to the eyesight, is that true? How come?
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  • coldnd

    Yes, it is true. Garlic is usually used as a spice in a variety of dishes. And it provides plenty of health benefits such as cancer fighter. However, it has several side effects. Large amounts of garlic could cause vision problems. Garlic can interfere in the ability of platelets and worsen bleeding in the eye. And your blood does not clot properly. So, taking lots of garlic lead to hyphema or retinal problem.
  • Isabel

    The side effects of excessive intake of garlic includes: 1. As an anticoagulant which prevents blood from clotting, garlic can cause sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. 2. A patient who has diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration which cause eye bleeding can suffer from the blood thinning effect of garlic. 3.Garlic can cause blindness as a result of worsened hyphemia, bleeding of anterior chamber of the eye. Garlic stops the bleeding in anterior chamber from clotting. As a result of consistent bleeding in front chamber, permanent blindness may occur.

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