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High β-trace protein concentration in the fluid of an orbital cyst associated with bilateral colobomatous microphthalmos
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    Authors' reply: Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy and congenital microphthalmos
    • Christian E Decock, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Christophe M Breusegem MD , Bart P Leroy MD, PhD

    Dear Editor,

    We would like to thank the authors Hornby and Gilbert for their interesting letter referring to our case report of bilateral colobomatous microphthalmos with orbital cyst.[1] Their remarks and view are relevant and demand further clarification.

    Because our intention was to investigate more in depth the origin of the cyst fluid and wall and because of space limitations, we were not able to...

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    None declared.
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    Vitamin A deficiency and possible link with colobomatous malformations

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the letter by Decock et al regarding the rare congenital ocular malformation (orbital cyst and bilateral colobomatous microphthalmos). [1]

    The female child reported was the product of a mother with documented vitamin A deficiency (VAD) during the second trimester of pregnancy after previous gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. The authors do not report the sympto...

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