keratomycosis


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keratomycosis

 [ker″ah-to-mi-ko´sis]
fungal disease of the cornea.

ker·a·to·my·co·sis

(ker'ă-tō-mī-kō'sis),
Fungal infection of the cornea.

keratomycosis

/ker·a·to·my·co·sis/ (-mi-ko´sis) fungal infection of the cornea.

keratomycosis

[-mīkō′sis]
a fungal disease of the cornea.

keratomycosis

Fungus infection of the CORNEA.

keratomycosis

A fungus infection of the cornea, which may result in keratitis and ulceration. It is usually introduced by injury and is characterized by an ulcer, which appears as a fluffy white elevated protuberance surrounded by a shallow crater on the edge of which is a sharply demarcated halo. There is ciliary and conjunctival injection. Diagnosis is best provided by laboratory analysis of a specimen of these fungal organisms, which are obtained by scraping the base of the ulcer. See fungal keratitis; corneal ulcer.

keratomycosis

fungal disease of the cornea and usually conjunctiva. Occurs mainly in horses; introduced by foreign bodies.