volume 16, issue 2, P158-165 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.16.2.158.5085
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Abstract: Alterations in corneal proteinases under vitamin A deficiency conditions may be involved in the characteristic changes observed in the cornea under vitamin A deficiency conditions: decreased exfoliation of epithelial cells, increased levels of keratofibrils in the corneal keratocytes, increased stromal keratocyte degradation and increased susceptibility towards ulceration.