large disk-shaped infiltration of the central or paracentral corneal stroma. This lesion is deep and nonsuppurative and is seen in virus infections, particularly herpetic.
Synonym(s): keratitis disciformis
Etymology: Gk, diskos, flat plate; L, forma, form; Gk, keras, horn, itis, inflammation
an inflammatory condition of the eye that often follows an attack of dendritic keratitis, believed to be an immunological response to an ocular herpes simplex infection. The condition is characterized by disclike opacities in the cornea, usually with inflammation of the iris. See also herpes simplex.
dis·ci·form ker·a·ti·tis(dis'ki-fōrm ker'ă-tī'tis)
Large disc-shaped infiltration of the central or paracentral corneal stroma. This lesion is deep and nonsuppurative and is seen in viral infections, particularly herpetic.