sclerectasia

sclerectasia

 [sklēr″ek-ta´zhah]
a bulging state of the sclera.

scle·rec·ta·si·a

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

scle·rec·ta·si·a

(skler'ek-tā'zē-ă)
Localized bulging of the sclera.
[scler- + G. ektasis, an extension]

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.
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