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Xerophthalmia

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Blepharitis - Xerophthalmia Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 26 August 2004.

Preliminary questions [13453]

13563 there is some evidence that xerophthalmia may be a factor in the worsening of the condition under consideration.

13476 the clinical onset of blepharitis of side and site of the body occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

13477

the veteran's blepharitis of side and site of the body permanently worsened.

13564

the veteran has suffered from xerophthalmia at some time.

13565 the veteran has suffered from xerophthalmia of side and site of the body at some time.

13566

the veteran suffered from xerophthalmia of side and site of the body before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

13567the veteran has established the causal connection between the xerophthalmia and VEA service for the clinical worsening of blepharitis.

13568the veteran has established the causal connection between the xerophthalmia and operational service for the clinical worsening of blepharitis.

or

13569the veteran has established the causal connection between the xerophthalmia and eligible service for the clinical worsening of blepharitis.

Clinical worsening and operational service [13568]

13570the xerophthalmia of side and site of the body is causally related to operational service.

13572

the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the xerophthalmia of side and site of the body is causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [13569]

13571the xerophthalmia of side and site of the body is causally related to eligible service.

13573

the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the xerophthalmia of side and site of the body is causally related.