keratitis

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ker·a·ti·tis

 (kĕr′ə-tī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the cornea.

keratitis

(ˌkɛrəˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the cornea

ker•a•ti•tis

(ˌkɛr əˈtaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the cornea.
[1855–60]

keratitis

an inflamed condition of the cornea.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratitis - inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

ker·a·ti·tis

n. queratitis, infl. de la córnea;
interstitial ______ intersticial;
mycotic ______ micótica, queratomicosis, infección fungal de la córnea;
trophic ______ trófica, causada por el virus del herpes.

keratitis

n queratitis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Patients with bacterial, viral, Acanthamoeba and exposure keratitis were excluded.
If any of these fail, exposure keratitis, corneal ulcer, corneal perforation, and even loss of vision can ensue.
If repair is not performed, closure of lids is impaired and lagophthalmos occurs, proper protection of globe cannot occur and secondary exposure keratitis and potential ulceration of cornea can result (Lackner, 2001).
4] Other disorders, including corneal surface disorders, dry eye, bullous keratopathy, and exposure keratitis are associated with development of ulcerative keratitis.
Corneal exposure from eyelid defects, ectropion or lagophthalmos may result in exposure keratitis.
Photophobia is the earliest symptom of XP which is due to keratitis, exposure keratitis, vascularization, ulceration, nodular dystrophy and uveitis.
c Right exposure keratitis caused by soft contact lens wear
Exposure keratitis was assessed clinically by observation for the reduction in corneal transparency at the exposed parts of the cornea both pre- and post-operatively.
An exposure keratitis often develops secondarily, depending on the degree of exophthalmos.