adhesion of the eyelids to each other.
ankyloblepharon/an·ky·lo·bleph·a·ron/ (ang″kĭ-lo-blef´ah-ron) adhesion of the ciliary edges of the eyelids to each other.
Etymology: Gk, agkylos, crooked + blepharon, eyelid
the adhesion of the ciliary edges of the eyelid to each other.
Adhesion between upper and lower eyelids; seen most commonly in ocular inflammatory disease or in injuries related to burns.
[ankylo- + blepharon]
Partial or complete adhesion of the edge of one eyelid to that of the other. It may occasionally result from a cicatrizing lesion of the eyelid margins or following tarsorrhaphy. It may also be congenital in which case the eyelids are joined together by bands of tissue and this condition is called ankyblepharon filiform adnatum.
fusion of the eyelids to each other along the lid margins. Normal in the newborn of some species, lasting about 10 days in puppies and kittens. Delayed separation may occur.