blepharochalasis


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blepharochalasis

 [blef″ah-ro-kal´ah-sis]
hypertrophy and loss of elasticity of the skin of the upper eyelid.

bleph·a·ro·chal·a·sis

(blef'ă-rō-kal'ă-sis),
A condition in which there is a redundancy of eyelid skin, in the superior lids obscuring the supratarsal folds and sometimes concealing the lid margins; and in the inferior lids, produces redundancy and folds extending beyond the orbital rims.
Synonym(s): ptosis adiposa
[blepharo- + G. chalasis, a slackening]

blepharochalasis

/bleph·a·ro·chal·a·sis/ (-kal´ah-sis) hypertrophy and loss of elasticity of the skin of the upper eyelid.

blepharochalasis

[blef′ə·rō·kal′ə·sis]
Etymology: Gk, blepharon, eyelid + chalasis, relaxation
relaxation of the skin of the eyelid because of atrophy of the intercellular tissue.

blepharochalasis

Baggy eyelids caused by the abnormal forward protrusion of fat from the eye sockets.

blepharochalasis 

An atrophy of the upper eyelids causing a fold of tissue which often hangs over the eyelid margins. The condition follows recurrent episodes of oedema and inflammation, usually in young people. Treatment is surgical. See dermatochalasis; epiblepharon.

blepharochalasis

loss of elasticity of the skin of the upper eyelid.
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