keratic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to keratic: keratic precipitates

keratic

 [kĕ-rat´ik]

keratic

/ker·at·ic/ (ker-at´ik)
2. corneal.

keratic

[kərat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, keras, horn + L, icus, like
1 pertaining to keratin.
2 pertaining to the cornea.

horn·y

(hōrn'ē)
Of the nature or structure of horn.
Synonym(s): corneous, keratic, keratinous (2) , keratoid (1) , keroid.

keratic

1. pertaining to keratin.
2. pertaining to the cornea.

keratic precipitates
fibrous deposits on the posterior surface of the cornea, usually associated with uveitis. Called also KPs.
References in periodicals archive ?
Evaluation of corneal endothelium and keratic precipitates by specular microscopy in anterior uveitis.
In general, where there is unilaterally raised IOP, it is important to think of inflammation as a possible underlying cause, and so careful examination of the anterior chamber for evidence of cells/flare, old keratic precipitates (Figure 4) and posterior synechiae is very useful.
At the slit lamp, are there signs of inflammation in the anterior segment (ciliary injection, keratic precipitates, aqueous flare and cells) that might suggest an inflammatory condition?
0 Bacterial conjunctivitis as there is a rnuco-puruient discharge visible d) Anterior uveitis as there are keratic precipitates visible
38) Post-operative slit lamp examination of the anterior chamber should always be carried out to look for signs of uveitis, for example keratic precipitates (Figure 3) and cells and flare should be graded accordingly.