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Xerophthalmia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Xerophthalmia
Tree Number(s)
C11.187.810
C11.496.260.892
Unique ID
D014985
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014985
Annotation
dryness of the eyes; do not restrict to the xerosis of vit A defic: use for any cause; do not confuse with DRY EYE SYNDROMES
Scope Note
Dryness of the eye surfaces caused by deficiency of tears or conjunctival secretions. It may be associated with vitamin A deficiency, trauma, or any condition in which the eyelids do not close completely.
NLM Classification #
WW 208
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Xerophthalmia Preferred
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