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- n. abnormal enlargement of the eyeball
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease of the eye, characterized by a uniform spherical bulging of the cornea, which may be so great as to prevent the easy closing of the eyelids and give the eye a staring look. Also called ceratoglobus, hydrophthalmia anterior, and hydrops of the anterior chamber.
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The absence of the canal of Schlemm is noted in congenital buphthalmos.
Fourth: That to glaucoma may be added buphthalmos and staphyloma, as diseases often capable of relief by trephining and indeed toward the relief of which trephining is the best form of operation yet presented.
These occur more frequently in the cornea that have suffered a change in shape, as in buphthalmos.