Scleromalacia perforans is a form of advanced scleromalacia.
Scleromalacia perforans is scleromalacia advanced to a state in which the sclera has completely faded away in an area, revealing the underlying dark-bluish tissue of the uvea (such as e.g. the ciliary body), bulging beneath the conjuctiva.
Scleromalacia perforans is rare and typically occurs in women with rheumatoid arthritis.
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