Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021; 238(04): 428-430
DOI: 10.1055/a-1354-5816
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Markedly Delayed Night Blindness Due to Vitamin A Insufficiency Secondary to Bowel Resection

Deutlich verzögerte Nachtblindheit aufgrund einer Vitamin-A-Insuffizienz nach Darmresektion
1  Ophthalmology, RétinElysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Aude Ambresin
1  Ophthalmology, RétinElysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2  Ophthalmology, Clinique de Montchoisi Centre C, Lausanne, Switzerland
François-Xavier Borruat
3  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin absorbed by the small intestine either as retinol or carotene, depending on the dietary source. Carotene is converted to retinol which is then esterified to retinyl palmitate and stored in the liver where it is available for metabolic requirements. Vitamin A is mandatory for vision, being the chromophore of visual pigments. Vitamin A combines with the opsins in rods and cones and mediates the transformation of photic energy into electrochemical messages [1], [2].


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