An abnormality in which most of the normally transparent cornea resembles the opaque sclera. [sclero- + G. ophthalmos, eye]

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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.

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  • Sclerophthalmĭa — (gr.), trockene Augenentzündung, mit schwieliger Austreibung der Augenlider …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sclerophthalmia — …   Useful english dictionary

  • escleroftalmía — Eng. Sclerophthalmia Malformación congénita en que la opacidad de la esclera se extiende a la córnea de manera que se reduce su transparencia a la zona central …   Diccionario de oftalmología

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