Visual deterioration caused by vitamin A deficiency in patients after bariatric surgery

Jie Fok, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong

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    Abstract

    Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) after bariatric surgery is recognised as a significant post-operative complication that can lead to visual impairment. We report two cases of night blindness and visual impairment caused by VAD after malabsorptive bariatric surgery. Both patients were treated with intramuscular vitamin A replacement and made near complete recovery in their vision. Ocular complications due to VAD should be diagnosed and treated promptly in patients after bariatric surgery because these complications are reversible.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e144-e146
    Number of pages3
    JournalEating and Weight Disorders
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

    Keywords

    • Bariatric surgery
    • Malabsorption
    • Night blindness
    • Optic atrophy
    • Vitamin A deficiency

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