climatic keratopathy

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cli·mat·ic ker·a·top·a·thy

a bilateral, symmetric corneal dystrophy caused by prolonged exposure to extremes of heat or cold; nodular opacities are limited to the interpalpebral area and vision is only mildly affected.
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Spheroidal degeneration (Climatic droplet keratopathy)
Spheroidal degeneration may also occur secondary to local disease e.
In south India, corneal injury was an overwhelming risk factor followed by chronic dacryocystitis, spheroidal degeneration of the cornea, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pre-existing viral keratitis, bullous keratopathy, dry eyes and exposure keratitis (8,9,17).
6) (ii) Corneal disorders: spheroidal degeneration 279 (8.