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buphthalmia

buphthalmia in Medicine

buphthalmia buph·thal·mi·a (bōōf-thāl'mē-ə, byōōf-) or buph·thal·mos (-məs, -mŏs') or buph·thal·mus (-məs)
n.
A disease of infancy marked by an increase of intraocular fluid and consequent enlargement of the eyeball. Also called congenital glaucoma.

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  • In infancy and early youth (buphthalmia) the cornea may become uniformly enlarged and globular.

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