[Vision jeopardizing xerophthalmia in Denmark].


A 54-year-old alcoholic was admitted with keratomalacia in 2001. The right cornea had an ulceration and the left cornea had stromal necrosis and a perforation. Serum retinol and serum betacaroten were extremely low. Treatment consisted of high-dose retinol and left sided cornea transplantation. The right eye healed with little scarring, vision: 0.5. The… (More)


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