Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance
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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Vitamin A deficiency in children in rural India

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First Author: N. Patil INDIA

Co Author(s):    D. Rahul                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To diagnose and treat children with preventable blindness due to vit a deficiency in the underprivileged rural and tribal hamlets through our out reach programs

Setting:

STUDENT CLASS : 1st TO 10th GRADE In schools for the underprivileged rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra, India.

Methods:

Screening of all school children in batches for visual acuity, color vision test, ocular surface examination and undialated fundus examination

Results:

Majority of these children had conjunctival xerosis, bitots spots,keratomalacia and few had night blindness

Conclusions:

Appropriate dietary intake of Vit A can prevent visual problems .

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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