Associations to the word «Xerophthalmia»


XEROPHTHALMIA, noun. (ophthalmology) A condition due to a deficiency of vitamin A where the conjunctiva and cornea become dry. The condition starts with conjunctival xerosis and night blindness and progresses to corneal xerosis and, later, a severe condition called keratomalacia.

Dictionary definition

XEROPHTHALMIA, noun. Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A.

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