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Bitot's spots are the buildup of keratin debris located superficially in the conjunctiva, which are oval, triangular or irregular in shape. These spots are a sign of vitamin A deficiency and are associated with conjunctival xerosis. In 1863, Pierre Bitot (1822-1888), a French physician, first described these spots.
In ancient Egypt, this was treated with animal liver.
- Shukla, M. and Behari, K. (1979), Congenital Bitot spots, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 27(2), 63-64
- 1174798366 at GPnotebook
- BJO Online
- Online Atlas of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa
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