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Related to exposure keratitis: corneal inflammation
inflammation of the cornea resulting from irritation caused by inability to close the eyelids.
Synonym(s): lagophthalmic keratitis
ex·po·sure ker·a·ti·tis(eks-pō'zhŭr ker'ă-tī'tis)
Inflammation of the cornea resulting from irritation caused by inability to close the eyelids.
Epithelial defects of the cornea that result from inadequate protection of the eye by the eyelids, as in Bell's palsy.
See also: keratitis