Xerophthalmia in school children.

  title={Xerophthalmia in school children.},
  author={Navin Chandra Desai and Sonia Lohiya and S Keshan and Vijaya Lakshmi Nag},
  journal={Journal of the Indian Medical Association},
  volume={87 9},
The prevalence of xerophthalmia was studied in 5135 school children of Jodhpur ranging between 6 and 16 years of age. The total prevalence of xerophthalmia was found to be 9.89%. Night blindness (XN) and milder conjunctival form (XIA, XIB) of the disease were predominantly prevalent in the studied population. Corneal disease (X2, X3A, X3B) was found in 8 cases and xerophthalmia scar (XS) in only one case. Recognition of early xerophthalmia and urgent vitamin A therapy is of paramount importance… CONTINUE READING