A new classification system predicting keratomalacia after trauma in vitamin A deficiency: sodium citrate does not prevent disease progression.

PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop a classification system to predict keratomalacia after trauma in vitamin A-deficient eyes and to determine whether citrate impedes polymorphonuclear leukocyte infiltration into the cornea, thus preventing keratomalacia. METHODS Preliminary classification studies showed that a 7.0-mm corneal epithelial… (More)