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Bitot’s spot

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 07 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6032
  1. Koushik Tripathy, ophthalmologist,
  2. Yog Raj Sharma,, opthalmologist
  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to: K Tripathy koushiktripathy{at}

A 35 year old alcoholic Indian man noticed a lesion in his left eye (fig 1). He had no visual problems and showed no signs of malnutrition or gastrointestinal disease. The temporal …

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