climatic keratopathy

(redirected from spheroidal degeneration)

cli·mat·ic ker·a·top·a·thy

a bilateral, symmetric corneal dystrophy caused by prolonged exposure to extremes of heat or cold; nodular opacities are limited to the interpalpebral area and vision is only mildly affected.
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Spheroidal degeneration of the cornea a clinicopathologic case report.
In south India, corneal injury was an overwhelming risk factor followed by chronic dacryocystitis, spheroidal degeneration of the cornea, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pre-existing viral keratitis, bullous keratopathy, dry eyes and exposure keratitis (8,9,17).