Definitions for keratomalacia
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softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue
An eye disorder that leads to a dry cornea, often caused by a deficiency of vitamin A.
Keratomalacia is an eye disorder that leads to a dry cornea. One of its major causes is Vitamin A deficiency. When xerophthalmia persists for a long time, it results in keratomalacia. There is degradation of corneal epithelium billaterally which may also get vascularised. Later corneal opacities develop. Bacterial infection leads to corneal ulceration, perforation of cornea, and total blindness.
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