scleromalacia

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scleromalacia

(ˌsklɪərəʊməˈleɪʃɪə)
n
(Medicine) a thinning of the sclera (the eyeball's outer covering) which can occur as a result of rheumatoid arthritis
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Furthermore, scleral thinning and perforation due to inflammatory vasculitis or scleromalacia perforans rarely occurs in patients with RA.
Scleral manifestations of the disease include an anterior scleritis which may be diffuse, nodular, necrotizing or can present as scleromalacia perforans or posterior scleritis which is uncommon.
It is usually very painful, with the exception of a necrotising form known as scleromalacia perforans, which is painless and occurs in patients with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis.