canthal ligament

canthal ligament

An obsolete term for:
(1) Lateral palpebral ligament; ligamentum palpebrale laterale [NA6]; 
(2) Medial palpebral ligament; ligamentum palpebrale mediale [NA6]; 
(3) Lateral palpebral raphe.

canthal ligament

bands of fibrous tissue at the corners of the eye which bind the eyelids to the skull; deficient function at the lateral canthal ligament in St. Bernard, English bulldog or Cocker spaniel causes combined ectropion at the central lid and entropion at the lateral canthus; repaired by use of a prosthetic ligament.
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Medially, the canthal ligament splits and surrounds the lacrimal apparatus.
The lateral and medial canthal ligaments hold the lid to the surface of the anterior eye.
Through a modified medial canthal ligament approach, a left radical ethmoidectomy and drainage of the orbital abscess were performed.