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Related to sclerosing keratitis: corneitis
inflammation of the cornea complicating scleritis; characterized by opacification of the corneal stroma.
Etymology: Gk, skleros, hard, keras, horn, itis, inflammation
1 a form of corneal inflammation in which nodular infiltrates appear near the margin of the cornea in association with a ring of anterior scleritis.
2 a form of corneal inflammation characterized by an opaque triangle in the deep layers of the cornea, with the base of the triangle near the sclerosing area.
scle·ros·ing ker·a·ti·tis(sklĕ-rō'sing ker'ă-tī'tis)
Inflammation of the cornea complicating scleritis; characterized by opacification of the corneal stroma.
A triangular opacity in the deeper layers of the cornea, associated with scleritis.
See also: keratitis