Definition of Keratectasia

1. Noun. Abnormal bulging of the cornea of the eye.

Generic synonyms: Astigmatism, Astigmia



Medical Definition of Keratectasia

1. Synonym: keratoectasia. Origin: kerato-+ G. Ektasis, extrusion (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratectasia

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ker-
keramic
keramics
keramographic
kerana
kerargyrite
kerasin
kerat-
keratalgia
keratan sulfate
keratan sulphate
keratectasia (current term)
keratectomies
keratectomy
keratein
keratiasis
keratic precipitates
keratin
keratin filaments
keratin pearl
keratinases
keratinisation
keratinise

Literary usage of Keratectasia

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"By keratectasia we understand a protrusion of the cornea, which makes its appearance after inflammation of the latter, without, however, any perforation ..."

2. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Staphyloma, and keratectasia. Staphyloma.—Definition.—A protrusion of the cornea, the result of inflammation (ulceration, perforation, prolapsus of iris). ..."

3. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1899)
"keratectasia (Eetasia of the cornea) is a giving way of the cornea, due to lessening of its relative resisting power, by disease which also causes corneal ..."

4. Ophthalmology for Veterinarians by Walter Nevin Sharp (1913)
"keratectasia is a protrusion of the cornea following a keratitis without perforation, though the cornea has become thin by destruction of the superficial ..."

5. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"keratectasia is usually partial in extent and irregular in form, but sometimes it is ... keratectasia is usually distinguishable from keratoconus and ..."

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