[ stăf′ə-lō′mə ]
A bulging of the cornea or sclera due to inflammatory softening.
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The staphyloma with the needles inserted, the lids held asunder by a spring speculum.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
In other cases the ulcerated cornea may yield to pressure from within, which causes it to bulge forwards (staphyloma).