The effect of vitamin a supplementation on tear fluid retinol levels of marginally nourished preschool children

Eric J. van Agtmaal, Martin Bloem, Andries J. Speek, Sastri Saowakontha, Wil H P Schreurs, Nicolaas J. van Haeringen

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Abstract

Vitamin A has been determined in tear fluid and blood plasma of marginally nourished Thai children before and after supplementation with a single, oral dose of 110 mg retinyl palmitate. After two months a significant rise of tear fluid retinol levels of the supplemented group was observed as compared to the non-supplemented group, while after four months no difference could be found. Determination of vitamin A levels in tear fluid may be useful in clinical eye research, with special regard to xerophthalmia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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The effect of vitamin a supplementation on tear fluid retinol levels of marginally nourished preschool children. / van Agtmaal, Eric J.; Bloem, Martin; Speek, Andries J.; Saowakontha, Sastri; Schreurs, Wil H P; van Haeringen, Nicolaas J.

In: Current Eye Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1988, p. 43-48.

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van Agtmaal, Eric J. ; Bloem, Martin ; Speek, Andries J. ; Saowakontha, Sastri ; Schreurs, Wil H P ; van Haeringen, Nicolaas J. / The effect of vitamin a supplementation on tear fluid retinol levels of marginally nourished preschool children. In: Current Eye Research. 1988 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 43-48.
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