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Term:
scleromalacia perforans (DOID:14230)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
scleral disease +     
brittle cornea syndrome 2  
Daentl Towsend Siegel Syndrome 
episcleritis periodica fugax 
nodular episcleritis 
osteogenesis imperfecta with opalescent teeth, blue sclerae and wormian bones but without fractures 
scleral staphyloma +  
scleritis +   
scleromalacia perforans 
A scleral disease that is characterized by a painless severe necrotizing scleritis where the sclera is white, avascular, and thin. The choroid can become exposed leading to infarction and necrosis of related areas; the sclera can also thin such that the dark uvea protrudes through the front of the eye, forming a staphyloma which has_symptom loss of vision and appearance of a dark bulge. Scleromalacia perforans is usually caused by a rare complication of autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis. (DO)