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Xeroma vs. Xerophthalmia

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Xeromanoun

(medicine) Dryness of the eye.

Xerophthalmianoun

(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.

Xeromanoun

abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A

Xerophthalmianoun

An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.

Xerophthalmianoun

abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A

Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia (from Ancient Greek (ξηρός) meaning and (οφθαλμός) meaning ) is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears. It may be caused by vitamin A deficiency, which is sometimes used to describe that condition, although there may be other causes.

‘xērós’; ‘dry’; ‘ophthalmos’; ‘eye’;

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