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Corneal opacity

Synonym(s)

  • corneal cloud
  • corneal haze
  • leucoma

Definition(s)

Clouding that can occur in the transparent part of the coat of the eyeball or cornea, secondary to inflammation, infection or irritant exposure by a foreign body or chemical.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Disorder occurring in the central or peripheral area of the cornea. The usual degree of transparency becomes relatively opaque.

Definition from: Mesh via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014