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climatic keratopathy


Definition: a bilateral, symmetric corneal dystrophy caused by prolonged exposure to extremes of heat or cold; nodular opacities are limited to the interpalpebral area and vision is only mildly affected.

Synonym(s): chronic actinic keratopathy, climatic droplike keratopathy, Labrador keratopathy, spheroidal degeneration

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