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- n. buphthalmos; abnormal enlargement of the eyeball
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Forward projection of the iris and cornea caused by an increase in the amount of vitreous humor. See buphthalmos.
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Whatever difference of opinion was noticeable at the Vienna meeting, all of those present, especially Meller, the reader of the paper just quoted, were decidedly of the opinion that the Elliot operation is in every respect the one best adapted to buphthalmia, or congenital glaucoma.
In infancy and early youth (buphthalmia) the cornea may become uniformly enlarged and globular.