xerophthalmia

[n] - abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes
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Xerophthalmia

excessive dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva due to a lack of vitamin A
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Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia: Dry eyes. Xerophthalmia can be associated with systemic diseases such as Sjögren' s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, and hypothyroidism; deficiency of vitamin A; and the use of some medications including antihistamines, nasal decongestants, tranquilizers, and anti-d...
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Xerophthalmia

Xe`roph·thal'mi·a noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; ... dry + ... the eye. See Ophthalmia .] (Medicine) An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long- continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.
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xerophthalmia

<disease> A dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to vitamin A deficiency. The condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis and progresses to corneal xerosis, and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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xerophthalmia

xerophthalmus noun abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
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xerophthalmia

(zēr″of-thal´me-ә) abnormal dryness and thickening of the surface of the conjunctiva and cornea due to a deficiency of vitamin A or to local disease; called also ophthalmoxerosis.
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Xerophthalmia

• (n.) An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.
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xerophthalmia

(from the article `nutritional disease`) ...thereby reducing resistance to disease. Night blindness is an early sign of vitamin A deficiency, followed by abnormal dryness of the eye and ...
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xerophthalmia

(xero- + Gr. ophthalmos eye + -a) dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to vitamin A deficiency. The condition begins with night blindness and conjunctival xerosis and progresses to corneal xerosis, and, in the late stages, to keratomalacia.
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xerophthalmia

xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus 1. Abnormal and severe dryness of the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva (mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball), which may occur in pemphigus (acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters), vitamin A deficiency, or certain auto...
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xerophthalmia

Type: Term Pronunciation: zē′rof-thal′mē-ă Definitions: 1. Excessive dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea, which lose their luster and become keratinized; may result from local disease or due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A. Synonyms: conjunctivitis arida, xeroma, xerophthalmus
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Xerophthalmia

Xerophthalmia (ə; Greek for dry eyes, from Ξηροφθαλμία = ξηρός, dry + οφθαλμός, eye) is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears. It may be caused by a deficiency in vitamin A and is sometimes used to describe that lack, although there may be other causes. Xerophthalmia caused by a severe vitamin A defic...
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xerophthalmia

dryness and soreness of the eyes
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