- An abnormality in which most of the normally transparent cornea resembles the opaque sclera. [sclero- + G. ophthalmos, eye]
* * *scle·roph·thal·mia (sklēr″of-thalґme-ə) [sclero- + -ophthalmia] the condition in which, from imperfect differentiation of the sclera and cornea, the periphery of the cornea is opaque and only the central part remains clear.
Medical dictionary. 2011.