May 1976
Volume 15, Issue 5
Articles  |   May 1976
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 1976, Vol.15, 417-422. doi:
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      A Pirie; Xerophthalmia.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1976;15(5):417-422. doi:

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Some characteristics of children with xerophthalmia are described and the difference in age between those with serious corneal xerophthalmia and those showing milder conjunctival xerophthalmia is noted. The various public health measures instituted to prevent xerophthalmia are examined. The particular importance of protein in food given to severely malnourished children suffering from xerophthalmia is stressed and studies on enzyme activities which are enhanced in the xerophthalmic cornea are briefly noted.


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