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Xeroma vs. Xerophthalmia — What's the Difference?

Xeroma vs. Xerophthalmia — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xeroma and Xerophthalmia

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Xeroma

(medicine) Dryness of the eye.
Aug 18, 2022

Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia (from Ancient Greek "xērós" (ξηρός) meaning "dry" and "ophthalmos" (οφθαλμός) meaning "eye") 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.
Aug 18, 2022

Xeroma

Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
Aug 18, 2022

Xerophthalmia

Extreme dryness and thickening of the conjunctiva, often resulting from a deficiency of vitamin A.
Aug 18, 2022

Xerophthalmia

(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.
Aug 18, 2022
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Xerophthalmia

An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.
Aug 18, 2022

Xerophthalmia

Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
Aug 18, 2022

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