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Vitamin A deficiency in children in rural India

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First Author: N.Patil INDIA

Co Author(s):    P. Doctor   S. Doctor   R. Doctor   V. Raju   C. Doctor  

Abstract Details


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


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


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


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


Dietary intake of vit a. In natural form when introduced , when parents and children are educated and provided for with supplementary vit a. The incidence and prevalence was brought down to a large extent. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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