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Vitamin B-complex deficiency and visual acuity

  • Malathi Damodaran (a1), K. V. Rameshwar Sarma (a1), Achmad Tiar (a1) and A. Nadamuni Naidu (a1)

Abstract

1. A study was carried out on 973 school children to find out any relationship between vitamin B-complex deficiency signs and defective vision, and the effect of supplementation of B-complex vitamins on visual acuity.

2. The results of the study showed a significant association between presence of clinical signs of vitamin B-complex deficiency and defective vision.

3. Supplementation with vitamin B-complex was found to have beneficial effect in improving the visual-acuity status of defective children and in preventing visual defects from developing.

4. It is concluded, therefore, that from the present study it appears that the relationship between vitamin B-complex deficiency and visual defects could be one of ‘cause and effect’.

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Sood, N. N. & Gupta, S. (1966). Proc. Natnl. Symp. Nutritional Disorders of the Eye, p. 115. Hyderabad, India: Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital and Institute of Ophthalmology.
UNICEF (1973). Statistical profile of children and youth in India. New Delhi, India: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
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Vitamin B-complex deficiency and visual acuity

  • Malathi Damodaran (a1), K. V. Rameshwar Sarma (a1), Achmad Tiar (a1) and A. Nadamuni Naidu (a1)

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