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Vitamin a Deficiency

It is important Vitamin for normal vision. It is rich in liver, eggs, butter, cheese, whole nut, fish, meat, green and yellow fruits and vegetables, green leafy vegetables.

In deficiency, there will be:

  • night blindness
  • dryness of conjunctiva.
  • foamy spots on conjunctiva (Bitots' spot)
  • dryness of cornea.

Prevention:

  • Improvement in diet.
  • Reduction of infections like, diarrhoea, measles.
  • Administration of single dose of 2,00,000 International units (IU) of Vitamin A oil orally every 6 months to pre-school children(1-6 years) and 1,00,000 IU to children between 6 months to one year of age.
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