Definition of Keratitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Keratitis

1. n. Inflammation of the cornea.

Definition of Keratitis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of the cornea. ¹

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Definition of Keratitis

1. [n -TISES or -TIDES]

Medical Definition of Keratitis

1. Inflammation of the cornea. Compare: keratoconjunctivitis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratitis

keratinocyte growth factor
keratinous cyst
keratitis (current term)
keratitis disciformis
keratitis filamentosa
keratitis nummularis
keratitis profunda
keratitis sicca

Literary usage of Keratitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"Subdivision of keratitis. 31. The subdivision of keratitis into ... Every suppurative keratitis, since it is associated with destruction of corneal tissue, ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"THE following cases illustrate certain types of keratitis, not new, but manifesting themselves in a manner somewhat contrary to the rule, depending upon ..."

3. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"This form of keratitis is characterized by the formation of a grayish ... An acute interstitial keratitis in association with mumps has been described. ..."

4. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"Interstitial keratitis. 3. ... Bullous and vesicular keratitis. 5. ... 13. Striped keratitis. 14. Disc-like keratitis. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1896)
"There were no reasons for supposing the keratitis due to some property peculiar to the oyster-shell of the Chesapeake Bay. Particles of shell sterilized by ..."

6. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Superficial keratitis may result from (a) a spread of infection from the palpebral or ... (/) Superficial keratitis is often observed to accompany dog ..."

7. Manual of the diseases of the eye by Charles Henry May (1914)
"keratitis may be divided into suppurative and non-suppurative. ... The uncommon forms are (3) vesicular and bullous keratitis, (4) superficial punctate ..."

8. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1909)
"Superficial punctate keratitis was first described as a clinical entity in Vienna, ... After a few days to a few weeks the keratitis manifests itself, ..."

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