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  • Vitamin A Deficiency Presenting with 'Itchy Eyes'. [Case Reports]
  • CRCase Rep Ophthalmol 2015 Sep-Dec; 6(3):427-34
  • Lee MH, Sarossy MG, Zamir E
  • We present the case of an 88-year-old female living in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia who developed vitamin A deficiency manifesting as 'itchy eyes' due to a bizarre dietary habit. Slit lamp exami…
  • Bitot's Spots: Look at the Gut. [Case Reports]
  • IJInt J Prev Med 2014; 5(8):1058-9
  • Sharma A, Aggarwal S, Sharma V
  • Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) can cause a range of ocular manifestations, including night blindness, conjunctival and corneal xerosis and keratomalacia. It is an important cause of preventable blindness…
  • Antecedent risk factors of xerophthalmia among Indian rural preschool children. [Multicenter Study]
  • ECEye Contact Lens 2008; 34(2):106-8
  • Pal R, Sagar V
  • CONCLUSIONS: The socioeconomic status of families, a history of passing roundworms in stool, and diarrhea were important antecedent risk factors in vitamin A- deficient preschool children. The undisputed long-term solution to prevent this nutrition-related, avoidable blindness lies in changing the dietary habits of the rural Indian population through behavior change communication by nutritional education, nutritional supplementation, and nutritional rehabilitation.
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