interstitial keratitis

interstitial keratitis
interstitial keratitis n a chronic progressive keratitis of the corneal stroma often resulting in blindness and frequently associated with congenital syphilis

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chronic keratitis with ghost vessels and deep deposits in the substance of the cornea, which becomes hazy with a ground-glass appearance. It usually occurs in children under age 15, associated with congenital syphilis. See also nonsyphilitic interstitial k. Called also parenchymatous k., deep k., and k. profunda.

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