xeroma


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xeroma

(zɪˈrəʊmə)
n
excessive dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva, caused by a deficiency of vitamin A
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Noun1.xeroma - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
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She was treated with artificial tears as she was diagnosed with xeroma when she went to the county hospital last year; however, her condition was not improved.
Differential diagnosis: 1) Xeroma: xeroma was ruled out by immunological tests and eye examinations, moreover, the patient did not experience any dry sensation of her eyes, which suggested that the prerequisite of xeroma was absent.
In China, ophthalmic diseases mainly include cataract, glaucoma, ocular inflammations, xeroma, ocular fundus diseases, ocular trauma, PCO (posterior capsule opacification), etc.