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Xeropthalmia


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Xeropthalmia
   can be caused by deficiency of   
Vitamin A
When xeropthalmia is due to vitamin A deficiency, the condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis (dryness of the eye membranes) and progresses to corneal xerosis (dryness of the cornea), and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia (softening of the cornea) .






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