Dry eyes — vitamin A deficiency is a differential diagnosis not to be missed: a case report

Authors

  • Ka Wai Kam Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Anita L.W. Li
  • Chun Yue Mak
  • Bosco Ma
  • Alvin L. Young

Keywords:

Cornea, Dry eye syndromes, Night blindness, Vitamin A deficiency, Xerophthalmia

Abstract

We describe a 53-year-old woman who presented with dry eye disease with poor vision in both eyes secondary to vitamin A deficiency.

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Published

2021-08-17

How to Cite

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Kam KW, Li AL, Mak CY, Ma B, Young AL. Dry eyes — vitamin A deficiency is a differential diagnosis not to be missed: a case report. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2021Aug.17 [cited 2021Sep.24];25(1). Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/294

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Case Report