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scle·ra

 (sklîr′ə)
n.
The tough white fibrous outer envelope of tissue covering all of the eyeball except the cornea. Also called sclerotic, sclerotic coat.

[New Latin, from Greek, feminine of sklēros, hard.]

scle′ral adj.

sclera

(ˈsklɪərə)
n
(Anatomy) the firm white fibrous membrane that forms the outer covering of the eyeball. Also called: sclerotic
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sklēros hard]

scle•ra

(ˈsklɪər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball.
[1885–90; < New Latin < Greek sklērá (feminine) hard]
scle′ral, adj.

scle·ra

(sklîr′ə)
The tough, white, fibrous tissue that covers all of the eyeball except the cornea.

sclera

The white outer coat of the eyeball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sclera - the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeballsclera - the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
albuginea - whitish tunic
Translations

scle·ra

n. esclerótica, parte blanca del ojo compuesta de tejido fibroso.

sclera

n (pl -rae) esclerótica
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OI patients typically manifest blue sclera, brittle teeth (Dentinogenesis imperfecta) and presence of wormian bones on skull radiographs.
2) Osteogenesis imperfecta patients present with multiple fractures; however, these are more severe than in pycnodysostosis, and have associated features such as choanal atresia and blue sclera.
The spectrum of changes that have been reported are nystagmus, strabismus, microphthalmos, ptosis, blue sclera, pigmentation of the conjunctiva, corneal changes, cataract, optic atrophy, vitreous haemorrhage and myopia.