scleral ectasia


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scle·rec·ta·si·a

(sklē'rek-tā'zē-ă),
Localized bulging of the sclera.
Synonym(s): scleral ectasia
[scler- + G. ektasis, an extension]
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ectasia, scleral

A bulging and thinning of the sclera, due to disease, trauma, atrophy or raised intraocular pressure. It may be total as in buphthalmos, or partial as in staphyloma. Syn. sclerectasia.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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