2017 - 5+6 Issue

Case report

Xerosis in patient with vitamin a deficiency

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Xerosis is a corneal and ocular surface disease caused by vitamin A deficiency. It is a rare disease in developed countries, but in third world countries it is a common cause of blindness. We describe a typical xerosis in patient with vitamin A deficiency and long-term malnutrition and alcoholism in our case. In spite of initially serious presentation of the disease, the patient’s response to treatment was prompt and there was complete regression of the disease.