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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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n. queratomalacia, degeneración de la córnea causada por deficiencia de vitamina A.
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The persistence of this state leads to keratomalacia, or softening of the cornea, and blindness.
(14) Glue can also provide a barrier against granulocyte degranulation, minimizing enzymatic tissue destruction and, when used early, can prevent keratomalacia. (14) The dried glue may cause mild discomfort for several days after application because of a foreign-body sensation on the eyelids, but its presence is speculated to diminish pain and ciliary spasm associated with ulceration by covering exposed nerve endings.
Xerophthalmia and Keratomalacia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.
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.