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keratomalacia

keratomalacia (ke-ră-toh-mă-lay-shiă) n. a progressive nutritional disease of the eye due to vitamin A deficiency. The cornea softens and may become perforated. See also xerophthalmia.

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keratomalacia

keratomalacia Progressive softening and ulceration of the cornea, due to vitamin A deficiency. Blindness is usually inevitable unless the deficiency is corrected at an early stage.

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