keratomalacia


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Noun1.keratomalacia - softening and drying and ulceration of the cornea resulting from vitamin A deficiency; symptom of cystic fibrosis or sprue
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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ker·a·to·ma·la·ci·a

n. queratomalacia, degeneración de la córnea causada por deficiencia de vitamina A.
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14) Glue can also provide a barrier against granulocyte degranulation, minimizing enzymatic tissue destruction and, when used early, can prevent keratomalacia.
Previously harvested and frozen amniotic graft was applied in different types of ocular surface disorders, such as corneal ulcers, pterygium, keratomalacia, Steven-Johnson syndrome, etc.
Keratomalacia is commonly encountered in dogs where there is rapid breakdown of corneal epithelium leading to melting of stroma or collagenolysis.