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"Xerophthalmia"




  1. photo Dangerous effects of vitamin A deficiency and what foods to eat to prevent itDangerous effects of vitamin A deficiency and what foods to eat to prevent itNews
    to a vicious cycle which further increases one's infection rate.• Vision issues like night blindness and dry eyes (cornea and conjunctiva). In severe cases, an eye disease known as xerophthalmia couldRead more

Xerophthalmia

Disease

Xerophthalmia (i/ˌzɪərˌɒfˈθælmiːə/; Greek for dry eyes, from Ξηροφθαλμία = ξηρός, dry + οφθαλμός, eye) is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears. It may be caused by a deficiency in vitamin A and is sometimes used to describe that lack, although there may be other causes.Xerophthalmia caused by a severe vitamin A deficiency is described by pathologic dryness of the...More