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leukoma

 [loo-ko´mah] (pl. leuko´mata)
A dense, white corneal opacity. Causes include untreated syphilis, corneal inflammation or ulceration, and trachoma. Called also walleye.
leukoma adhae´rens a white tumor of the cornea enclosing a prolapsed adherent iris.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

leu·ko·ma

(lū-kō'mă),
A dense white opacity of the cornea.
[G. whiteness, a white spot in the eye, fr. leukos, white]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

leu·ko·ma

(lū-kō'mă)
A dense white opacity of the cornea.
Synonym(s): leucoma.
[G. whiteness, a white spot in the eye, fr. leukos, white]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

leukoma

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Injury to the iris was seen in 17 cases (19%) in the form of traumatic mydriasis, iris prolapsed through corneal tear, iridodialysis, iris hole and adherent leukoma. The iris related complication did not affect the visual prognosis.
Despite treatment, the vision of the other grade IV patient deteriorated from light perception to light perception negative due to total vascularized leukoma.
(3) Ocular associations with microcornea includes glaucoma (closed and open angle), congenital cataract, leukoma, optic nerve hypoplasia, microphakia and cornea plana.