Tag: Keratomalacia

  • Xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency)

    Xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency)

    Xérophtalmie the term means all the ocular manifestations of vitamin A deficiency in the absence of treatment, xerophthalmia can progress to permanent blindness. In endemic areas, vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia affect mainly children (especially those suffering from malnutrition and measles) and pregnant women. Disorders related to vitamin A deficiency can be prevented by administration…