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- Severe form of Vitamin A deficiency with diffuse, severe keratinization of mucous membrane epithelia, including corneal and conjunctiva epithelia (xerophthalmia)
- Leading cause of blindness in developing world
- Associated with secondary bacterial infection, corneal ulceration/necrosis, which causes corneal perforation and panophthalmitis
End of Eye > Cornea > Keratomalacia
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