sclerocornea

sclerocornea

 [skle″ro-kor´ne-ah]
the sclera and cornea regarded as one.

scle·ro·cor·ne·a

(sklē'rō-kōr'nē-ă), [MIM*181700, MIM*269400]
1. The cornea and sclera regarded as forming together the hard outer coat of the eye, the fibrous tunic of the eye.
2. A congenital anomaly in which the whole or part of the cornea is opaque and resembles the sclera; other ocular abnormalities are frequently present.

sclerocornea

/scle·ro·cor·nea/ (-kor´ne-ah) the sclera and choroid regarded as forming a single layer.

sclerocornea

[-kôr′nē·ə]
the cornea and sclera of the eye surface considered as a single layer.

scle·ro·cor·ne·a

(skler'ō-kōr'nē-ă)
1. The cornea and sclera regarded as forming together the hard outer coat of the eye, the fibrous tunic of the eye.
2. A congenital anomaly in which the whole or part of the cornea is opaque and resembles the sclera; other ocular abnormalities are frequently present.

sclerocornea 

A rare, congenital condition in which the sclera and cornea are considered as a single layer. The limbus is ill defined and portions of opaque scleral tissue with conjunctival vessels cover the cornea. The condition is usually bilateral and frequently associated with cornea plana. Visual acuity is reduced and often it is merely light perception if the entire cornea is involved. The eye is usually hyperopic. Systemic associations include mental retardation, deafness and craniofacial abnormalities. Treatment includes correction of the refractive error but in cases of central corneal opacification keratoplasty may be indicated.

sclerocornea

the sclera and cornea regarded as one.
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