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A white opacity in the cornea of the eye.
- ‘The patient showed a central leukoma with some neo-vessels and, although reduced, a corneal sensitivity was present, while it was completely absent before the treatment.’
- ‘We compared surgical outcome between patients who underwent keratoplasty for herpetic leukoma and those who received it for non-herpetic disorders.’
- ‘The cornea-prosthetic complex was implanted in 78 eyes with vascular leukomas.’
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek leukōma.
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