Definitions for "Xerophthalmia"
An abnormal dryness of the eyeball produced usually by long-continued inflammation and subsequent atrophy of the conjunctiva.
Abnormal dryness and thickening of the mucous membrane lining of the eyelids and white part of the eye and cornea. Caused by vitamin-A deficiency or certain eye diseases.
dryness and wrinkling of the cornea preceded by vitamin A deficiency and squamous metaplasia of the conjunctiva and tear ducts.