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Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Systemic Disorders

Vitamin A deficiency: xerophthalmia with corneal scarring and xeroderma

vitamin A deficiency: xerophthalmia with corneal scarring and xeroderma

Dermatologists of India are thoroughly familiar with the skin manifestations of vitamin A deficiency. This child manifests xeroderma of her vitamin A deficiency. It is sometimes called " toad skin ". Like the ophthalmologists of India, there are no more experienced dermatologists than those of India. Dermatologic problems - many of the most bizarre nature - are rampant in village/ rural areas of India.

vitamin A deficiency: xerophthalmia with corneal scarring and xeroderma


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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