Bilateral Keratomalacia From Vitamin A Deficiency in Pancreatic Insufficiency.
While vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of blindness globally, it is uncommon in the developed world. Here we describe the unique presentation of a young man in the United States with keratomalacia from vitamin A deficiency related to pancreatic insufficiency. The patient presented with bilateral blurry vision that persisted for two weeks, significant unintentional weight loss, orthostatic hypotension, and profuse diarrhea. Upon slit-lamp examination, bilateral corneal opacities were appreciated. After completing additional testing, it became clear that the patient's corneal opacities were related to vitamin A deficiency from pancreatic insufficiency.
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Bijan, S., Filutowski, O. R., & Safari, S. (2022). Bilateral Keratomalacia From Vitamin A Deficiency in Pancreatic Insufficiency. Cureus, 14(8), e27569. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.27569
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