1. In nine patients with chronic liver disease photoreceptor function was tested, by measurement of the B-wave amplitude of dark adaptation by electroretinography, and the leucocyte content and plasma concentration of zinc were determined.

2. Four of the patients were leucocyte zinc-depleted and had impaired photoreceptor function, but this was normal in the five with normal leucocyte zinc content.

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