Definition of Hypopyon

1. Noun. Collection of pus in the anterior chamber of the eye. ¹



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Definition of Hypopyon

1. an accumulation of pus in the eye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hypopyon

1. The presence of leukocytes in the anterior chamber of the eye. Origin: hypo-+ G. Pyon, pus (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypopyon

hypopnoea
hypoposia
hypopraxia
hypoproaccelerinaemia
hypoproconvertinaemia
hypoprofusion
hypoproliferative anaemia
hypoproteinaemia
hypoproteinemia
hypoproteinosis
hypoptila
hypoptilum
hypoptyalism
hypopyon (current term)
hypopyon ulcer
hypopyons
hyporachis
hyporadius
hyporchema
hyporeactive
hyporeflexia
hyporeninaemia
hyporeninaemic
hyporeninaemic hypoaldosteronism
hyporesponsive
hyporesponsiveness
hyporhachides
hyporhachis

Literary usage of Hypopyon

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"Both onyx and hypopyon may exist at the same time. Seeing thus that the source of accumulated matter in the anterior chamber may be different, ..."

2. Diseases of the Eye. by Edward Nettleship, William Thomson (1890)
"Onyx and hypopyon often co-exist, and then the distinction between them can ... hypopyon, if liquid, will, but onyx will not, change its position if the ..."

3. Diseases of the Eye: A Practical Treatise for Students of Ophthalmology by George Andreas Berry (1893)
"hypopyon KERATITIS.—A good many deep-seated abscesses <'{ the cornea are associated with hypopyon, or a deposition of pus in the anterior chamber. ..."

4. The Student's guide to diseases of the eye by Edward Nettleship (1880)
"It is to be noted, lastly, that simple iritis now and then gives rise to hypopyon (see Rheumatic Iritis). Fig. 16. Onyx. In many cases of severe suppuration ..."

5. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1899)
"hypopyon is the accumulation of pus in the anterior chamber. ... Corneal ulcer on the upper temporal quadrant, with hypopyon occupying the lower one-third ..."

6. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"The eye became quite quiet; but the patient left London, and I did not hear how the case terminated. SECTION III.—hypopyon (Eiter-Auge of the Germans). ..."

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