Sudanese Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--39

Keratomalacia in a neonate secondary to maternal Vitamin A deficiency


Renu Magdum, Sampada Tambolkar 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Padmashree Dr D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Renu Magdum
7 Panchsheel Park, Aundh, Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra
India

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a leading cause of childhood blindness, morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries like India. The universal Vitamin A supplementation program is mainly aimed at the age group from 6 months to 5 years. However, malnourished pregnant women with VAD and their infants, who are entirely dependent on breast milk, constitute another highly susceptible group to the blinding effects of vitamin A deficiency. We need to develop strategies aimed at safe vitamin supplementation in this vulnerable group. The aim of reporting blinding keratomalacia in a 20-day-old neonate was to emphasize on the need to revise health care strategies.


How to cite this article:
Magdum R, Tambolkar S. Keratomalacia in a neonate secondary to maternal Vitamin A deficiency.Sudanese J Ophthalmol 2014;6:36-39


How to cite this URL:
Magdum R, Tambolkar S. Keratomalacia in a neonate secondary to maternal Vitamin A deficiency. Sudanese J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jan 27 ];6:36-39
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