Optic nerve cells require vitamin C in order to function properly. Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D., a senior scientist at OHSU's Vollum Institute and a co-author of a new study showing how essential vitamin C is in retinal nerve cells had this to say:
We found that cells in the retina need to be 'bathed' in relatively high doses of vitamin C, inside and out, to function properly.
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