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ID DOID:14230
Name scleromalacia perforans
Definition 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.
https://eyewiki.aao.org/Scleritis, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987604/
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ICD10CM:H15.05

ICD9CM:379.04

SNOMEDCT_US_2020_09_01:26664005

UMLS_CUI:C0155354

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is_a scleral disease

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