xerotic keratitis


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ker·a·to·ma·la·ci·a

(ker'ă-tō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Dryness with ulceration and perforation of the cornea, with absence of inflammatory reactions, occurring in cachectic children; results from severe vitamin A deficiency.
Synonym(s): xerotic keratitis
[kerato- + G. malakia, softness]

xerotic keratitis

Softening, desiccation, and ulceration of cornea resulting from dryness of the conjunctiva.
See also: keratitis