Definition of Keratocele

1. Noun. Hernia of the cornea.

Generic synonyms: Hernia, Herniation

Medical Definition of Keratocele

1. Hernia of Descemet's membrane through a defect in the outer layers of the cornea. Origin: kerato-+ G. Kele, hernia (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratocele

keratitis disciformis
keratitis filamentosa
keratitis nummularis
keratitis profunda
keratitis sicca
keratocele (current term)
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
keratoderma blennorrhagica
keratoderma blennorrhagicum
keratoderma eccentrica
keratoderma plantare sulcatum

Literary usage of Keratocele

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1. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"keratocele When an ulcer has eaten away the tissue of the cornea down to ... When a keratocele is seen it may be regarded as evidence that Descemet's ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"Sometimes the ulcer heals without the keratocele either rupturing or being flattened out. The latter then remains permanently under the form of a vesicle ..."

3. Text-book of Diseases of the Eye: For Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Howard Forde Hansell, William Merrick Sweet (1903)
"The keratocele is single or multiple, and appears as dark transparent areas ... keratocele FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE CORNEAL ULCERATION. of irregular astigmatism. ..."

4. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1878)
"In a case of keratocele he observed that after application of calabar the vesicle of the protruding hernia sank back to the basis of the corneal ulcer; ..."

5. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"... (keratocele).—This is the name applied to a bulging forward of the deeper corneal layers, without perforation and without involvement of the iris. ..."

6. Surgical Diseases and Surgery of the Dog by Cecil French (1906)
"the opening in the form of a small pouch (keratocele). Should the superficial layers remain intact, the pus infiltrates the deeper layers and an abscess ..."

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