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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Vitamin A And The Eye: An Old Tale For Modern Times.
Author: Faustino, Jacqueline Ferreira
Ribeiro-Silva, Alfredo
Dalto, Rodrigo Faeda
Souza, Marcelo Martins de
Furtado, João Marcello Fortes
Rocha, Gutemberg de Melo
Alves, Monica
Rocha, Eduardo Melani
Abstract: Clinical presentations associated with vitamin A deficiency persist in poor regions globally with the same clinical features as those described centuries ago. However, new forms of vitamin A deficiency affecting the eyes, which have become widespread, as a result of modern societal habits are of increasing concern. Ophthalmic conditions related to vitamin A deficiency require the combined attention of ophthalmologists, pediatricians, internists, dermatologists, and nutritionists due to their potential severity and the diversity of causes. As the eyes and their adnexa are particularly sensitive to vitamin A deficiency and excess, ocular disturbances are often early indicators of vitamin A imbalance. The present review describes the clinical manifestations of hypovitaminosis A with an emphasis on so-called modern dietary disorders and multidisciplinary treatment approaches. The present review also discusses the relationship between retinoic acid therapy and dry eye disease.
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. v. 79, n. 1, p. 56-61, 2016-Feb.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5935/0004-2749.20160018
Date Issue: 2016
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