• Softening of cornea.• Seen in earlychildhood due tovitamin A deficiency.• Subsequently leadsto corneal ulcerationand perforation.
• Conjunctivaldryness owing tovitamin Adeficiency.• Follows chronicconjunctivitis andvitamin A deficiencydiseases.• Eyes fail to producetears in thiscondition.
• Triangular or ovalfoamy, greyish spotsappearing on thecornea due to thedeficiency of vitamin A.
• An anomaly in thecornea due to adamage in the cornealsurface.
• Treatment for subclinicalvitamin A deficiencyincludes the consumptionof vitamin A-rich foods.• For clinically evidentvitamin A deficiency,treatment includes dailyoral vitamin Asupplements.
Eating at least 5 servings offruits and vegetables perday is recommended inorder to provide acomprehensivedistribution ofcarotenoids.A variety of foods, such asbreakfast cereals,pastries, breads, etc., areoften fortified withvitamin A.