Definition of leukoma in English:


Pronunciation /lo͞oˈkōmə/ /luˈkoʊmə/

See synonyms for leukoma


  • A white opacity in the cornea of the eye.

    ‘We compared surgical outcome between patients who underwent keratoplasty for herpetic leukoma and those who received it for non-herpetic disorders.’
    • ‘The patient showed a central leukoma with some neo-vessels and, although reduced, a corneal sensitivity was present, while it was completely absent before the treatment.’
    • ‘The cornea-prosthetic complex was implanted in 78 eyes with vascular leukomas.’


Early 18th century modern Latin, from Greek leukōma.