A degenerative non-inflammatory disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal even curve.

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  • Keratoconus — Classification and external resources The conical cornea that is characteristic of keratoconus ICD 10 H …   Wikipedia

  • keratoconus — [ker΄ə tō΄kō′nəs] n. an abnormal conical bulging of a cornea causing impaired vision or blindness: thought to be an inherited disorder …   English World dictionary

  • Keratoconus — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 H18.6 Keratokonus Z94.7 Zustand nach Keratoplastik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • keratoconus — /ker euh toh koh neuhs/, n., pl. keratoconi / nuy, nee/. Pathol. a degenerative condition characterized by conical protrusion of the cornea and irregular astigmatism. [1855 60; KERATO + L conus CONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Keratoconus — Cone shaped cornea with the apex of the cone being forward. Also called conical cornea. * * * A conical protrusion of the cornea caused by thinning of the stroma; usually bilateral. SEE ALSO: Fleischer ring, Munson sign. SYN: conical cornea.… …   Medical dictionary

  • keratoconus — ker·a·to·conus …   English syllables

  • keratoconus — n. conical cornea: an abnormal condition of the eye in which the cornea, instead of having a regular curvature, comes to a rounded apex towards its centre. The ‘cone’ tends to become sharper over a period of years …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • keratoconus — noun abnormal cone shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia • Hypernyms: ↑astigmatism, ↑astigmia * * * ¦kerəd.ō¦kōnəs noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Кератоконус (Keratoconus) — роговица глаза, имеющая коническую форму: аномальное состояние глаза, при котором роговица, вместо правильного искривления, приобретает округлый выступ в центре. Угол в вершине этого конуса с годами начинает все сильнее заостряться. Источник:… …   Медицинские термины

  • conical cornea — keratoconus …   Medical dictionary

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