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lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus

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(lăg″ŏf-thăl′mōs )

(-mŭs )

[Gr. lagos, hare, + ophthalmos, eye]
An incomplete closure of the palpebral fissure when an attempt is made to shut the eyelids. This results in exposure and injury to the bulbar conjunctiva and cornea. This condition is caused by contraction of a scar of the eyelid, facial nerve injury, atony of the orbicularis palpebrarum, or exophthalmos.

TREATMENT
Artificial tears or other ocular lubricants are needed to prevent corneal ulceration.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Lagophthalmos, Lagophthalmus." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmos__lagophthalmus.
Lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmos__lagophthalmus. Accessed August 20, 2019.
Lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmos__lagophthalmus
Lagophthalmos, Lagophthalmus [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 20]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmos__lagophthalmus.
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