keratomalacia


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keratomalacia

[‚ker·əd·ō·mə′lā·shə]
(medicine)
Degeneration of the cornea characterized by infiltration and keratinization of the epithelium, eventually leading to thinning and perforation of the cornea; generally occurs in vitamin A deficiency.
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Also, 1(2%) had keratomalacia, 1(2%) patient requiring grafting had Bowen's disease and in 1(2%) patient there was exposed lateral rectus.
In 26-30% of the cases, vascularization, scarring, keratomalacia and corneal involvement which may lead to blindness as a result of corneal perforation are present (2,8).
In the Madras Centre, a new feature of superimposition of keratomalacia was found in older children with ICC (1,29).