Clinical and subclinical ophthalmic findings with retinol deficiency.

  title={Clinical and subclinical ophthalmic findings with retinol deficiency.},
  author={N J Newman and Antonio Capone and H F Leeper and Dan O'Day and Brian Mandell and Scott R. Lambert and Richard A Thoft},
  volume={101 6},
BACKGROUND Patients at risk for retinol deficiency in developed countries include those with hepatic dysfunction and malabsorption states. Symptoms of retinol deficiency may go unrecognized or unreported. METHODS The authors describe 15 patients with hepatic dysfunction, two of whom had procedures that would predispose to malabsorption and were ophthalmologically symptomatic of retinol depletion. The other 13 patients were ophthalmologically asymptomatic liver transplant candidates examined… CONTINUE READING