Definition of Xerophthalmia

1. Noun. Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A.


Definition of Xerophthalmia

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

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

Definition of Xerophthalmia

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Xerophthalmia

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Medical Definition of Xerophthalmia

1. A dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to vitamin A deficiency. The condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis and progresses to corneal xerosis, and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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