Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 1988  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--28

Conjunctival mucus ferning in hypovitaminosis A


DP Edward, FK Mascarenhas 
 Department of Ophthalmology, St John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapur Road Bangalore-34, India

Correspondence Address:
D P Edward
Department of Ophthalmology, St John«SQ»s Medical College Hospital, Sarjapur Road Bangalore-34
India

The ocular ferning test was used to qualitatively assess mucus function in early stages of xerophthalmia. The results indicate that inspite of histological evidence of loss of goblet cells in the early stages, mucous function and production is sufficient to produce ferning. It is suggested that such derangements in mucous ferning may occur in more advanced stages of xerophthalmia.


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Edward D P, Mascarenhas F K. Conjunctival mucus ferning in hypovitaminosis A.Indian J Ophthalmol 1988;36:27-28


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Edward D P, Mascarenhas F K. Conjunctival mucus ferning in hypovitaminosis A. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1988 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];36:27-28
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