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A dense white opacity of the cornea.
Synonym(s): leucoma.
[G. whiteness, a white spot in the eye, fr. leukos, white]
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A dense, white opacity of the CORNEA resulting from disease or injury. A leucoma near the centre of the cornea causes blindness, but vision can be restored by corneal grafting.
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Dense, white, corneal opacity caused by scar tissue. A localized leukoma appears as a whitish scar surrounded by normal cornea. A generalized leukoma involves the entire cornea, which appears white, often with blood vessels coursing over its surface. Visual impairment depends on the location and extent of the leukoma. If the opacity is faint, it is called a nebula. Note: also spelt leucoma. See hyperacuity; corneal ulcer.
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Adherent leucoma is a condition, in which a portion the iris is attached to the cicatrisised portion of the cornea forming a white plaque on the sclera.
La biomicroscopia del ojo derecho muestra moderada inyeccion conjuntival y limbitis marcada, sin secrecion en fondos de saco ni reaccion papilar o folicular y a nivel corneal se observan un leucoma temporal de 1 por 1 mm y area de desepitelizacion superonasal de 2 por 3 mm de diametro, de fondo limpio con minimos infiltrados intraestromales perilesionales, la cual se debrida parcialmente con hisopo de algodon.
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