PRACTICE: CLINICAL IMAGES. Night blindness in primary biliary cirrhosis

Waqar, Salman; Kersey, Thomas; Byles, Daniel
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1212
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of a 58-year-old woman having a decreased clarity of vision in both eyes with poor night vision due to vitamin A deficiency. It indicates that 33% patients with primary biliary cirrhosis have a greater risk of vitamin A deficiency because of malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The use of electroretinography in diagnosing retinal dystrophies and degeneration is also discussed.


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