Salzmann nodular corneal dystrophy

Salzmann nodular corneal dystrophy
a progressive hypertrophic degeneration of the epithelial layer of the cornea, Bowman membrane, and the outer portion of the corneal stroma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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