Vitamin A deficiency and corneal ulceration in south-east Nepal: implications for preventing blindness in children.

@article{Hennig1991VitaminAD,
  title={Vitamin A deficiency and corneal ulceration in south-east Nepal: implications for preventing blindness in children.},
  author={A Hennig and Allen Foster and Sachet Pravat Shrestha and R P Pokhrel},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1991},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={235-9}
}
A retrospective review of the outpatient records of 4601 children aged 0-10 years who had been seen between January 1986 and December 1988 at Lahan Eye Hospital, south-east Nepal, revealed that 15.4% had evidence of active or past xerophthalmia. Of 293 children with corneal xerosis or corneal ulcer, 49% had been examined in the 4-month period May-August. The peak age for active noncorneal xerophthalmia was 5 years and for active corneal xerophthalmia, 3 years. Previous population-based studies… CONTINUE READING
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