Keratectasia is also sometimes known as kerectasia and as corneal ectasia.
(That this term concerns the cornea of the eye is indicated by the prefix "kerat-" which refers to the cornea of the eye).
Other definitions of keratectasia indicate that it is simply "a thinning and herniation of the cornea".
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