Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ker'a-to-rek'sis

Definition: Rupture of the cornea, due to trauma or perforating ulcer.

[kerato- + G. rhexis, a bursting]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.