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Scleromalacia is degenerative thinning of the sclera (i.e. the white of the eye / eyeball) due to inflammation.

See also Scleromalacia perforans.





More about Ophthalmology: This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system. For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
Other related pages include the diagram of the eye, and definitions of parts of the eye, a description of the human retina, and definitions of parts of the retina, and the section of short definitions of clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system.

For further information see also our section of Books about Ophthalmology.

Diagram of the Eye

The Structure of the Retina of the Human Eye

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)

The Dry Eye Remedy: The Complete Guide to Restoring the Health and Beauty of Your Eyes (Paperback)

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems by Robert Abel
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