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The patient was noted to have a narrowed visual field, and laboratory investigations revealed that the boy had hookworm infection. During treatment with cod-liver oil, the night blindness and Bitot spots disappeared after a few days, but it took several weeks for all the white dots in the fundus to disappear (336). In 1922, Robert E. Wright described “a mid-peripheral belt of discreet white spots” in the fundus of patients with night blindness and keratomalacia in Madras, India (337). Misao Uyemura reported two cases of xerophthalmic fundus in 1928 seen at the eye clinic of Keio University in Tokyo (338), and the condition became known later as Uyemura’s syndrome (339).
XEROPHTHALMIC FUNDUS Xerophthalmic fundus (fundus xerophthalmicus) is a condition characterized by fine white, cream-colored, or greyish dot-like, oval, or linear opacities in the retina. It usually occurs among individuals with night blindness, conjunctival xerosis and/or Bitot spots. In 1894 in Freiburg, Karl Baas (1866–1944) described a 15-yr-old field hand with night blindness, conjunctival xerosis, and a large amount of small white dots located in the retina (334). ” Otmar Purtscher (1852–1927) described more cases of “ophthalmia hepatitica” in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1900 (335).
The presence of fat in the small intestine improves the absorption of retinol and carotenoids by increasing the size and stability of the micelles. In the gut lumen, dietary retinyl esters are hydrolyzed to retinol (138) and then undergo reesterification during absorption (139). The pancreatic enzyme, pancreatic triglyceride lipase, plays an important role in hydrolysis of retinyl esters (140). The brush border membrane in the gut also has hydrolytic activity (141,142) that has been attributed to intestinal phospholipase B (143).