oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Xerophthalmia in Matabeleland

Volume 14, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The role of xerophthalmia in causing blindness in Rhodesian children is established. The herbal theory is discounted. The high incidence of xerophthalmia in Matabeleland is estimated. Three groups of cases are distinguished. The relation with protein-calorie malnutrition is discussed. Preventative measures are suggested.

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