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Bitot's spots
ICD-10 E50.1
ICD-9 264.1

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Overview

Bitot's spots are the buildup of keratin debris located superficially in the conjunctiva, which are oval, triangular or irregular in shape. It is a sign of vitamin A deficiency and is associated with night blindness. In ancient Egypt, this was treated with animal liver.

Diagnosis

Physical Examination

Eyes

Bitot's Spots (Vitamin A Deficiency)[1]










Treatment

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Beta carotene

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