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canthus

 [kan´thus] (pl. can´thi) (L.)
the angular junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eyes. adj., adj can´thal.

angle of eye

[TA]
the medial or lateral angle between superior and inferior eyelids. See: lateral angle of eye, medial angle of eye.
Synonym(s): angulus oculi, canthal angle, canthus

canthus

/can·thus/ (kan´thus) pl. can´thi   [L.] the angle at either end of the fissure between the eyelids, lateral or medial.

canthus

(kăn′thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

canthus

[kan′thəs] pl. canthi
Etymology: Gk, kanthus, corner of the eye
the angle at the medial and the lateral margins of the eyelids. The medial canthus opens into a small space containing the opening to a lacrimal duct. Also called palpebral commissure. canthical, adj.

can·thus

, pl. canthi (kan'thŭs, -thī)
The angle of the eye.
[G. kanthos, corner of the eye]

canthus

The corner the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet. In epicanthus, the upper lid margin curves over to conceal the canthus.

canthus 

The angle formed by the upper and lower eyelids at the nasal (inner canthus or medial canthus) or temporal (outer canthus or external angle) end. Plural: canthi. Syn. palpebral angle. See lacrimal caruncle; angular conjunctivitis; epicanthus.

canthus

pl. canthi; the angular junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eyes, the angles of the palpebral fissure, the medial and lateral canthi.

medial canthus
the medial angle formed by the eyelids.
recessed medial canthus syndrome
in many brachycephalic breeds, a deeply recessed medial canthus leads to medial entropion.
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In endoscopic DCR there is no external incision, hence no pathological nasal scar, no injury to medial canthus and orbicularis oculi muscle.
Gradually, over time the lesion had progressed to involve the medial and lateral canthus and the upper lid too and for the last six months, the patient was having complaints of pain and burning sensation of the eye along with persistent redness and watery discharge.
The superior part of the nasal septum and the interfrontal part of the septum were eroded, and the soft tissue in the area of the right medial canthus and both laminae papyracea was exposed.
187 Neck 2 0 0 2 Cheek 23 2 1 26 Ear 5 0 0 5 Inner 1 1 0 2 canthus Upper lip 1 0 0 1 Upper lid 2 0 0 2 Lower lid 4 1 0 5 Forehead 8 0 0 8 Scalp 17 1 0 18 Temple 0 1 0 1 Total 97 14 2 113 Age 30-40 5 2 1 8 40-50 4 1 0 5 50-60 15 5 0 20 0.
3) in females; canthus rostralis evident, straight; loreal region concave; lips not flared; interorbital region wider than upper eyelid; upper eyelid width 78.
Head is moderate in size; snout is scarcely pointed; canthus rostralis indistinct; tympanum is distinct, about two third the size of the eye; interorbital space narrower than the upper eyelid; fingers are slender and pointed or slightly swollen at the tips, the first not extending beyond second; toes of hind limbs completely webbed; inner metatarsal tubercle is long, conical like a rudimentary toe (Boulenger, 1890).
Other sites of drainage are the cheek, canine space, nasolabial fold, nose, upper lip and inner canthus of the eye7.
A 24-year-old unemployed female presented to the ophthalmology service with a one-month history of a gradually enlarging, ulcerative lesion of the right lower and upper eyelids in the area of the medial canthus.
Xanthelasmata palpebrarum are sharply demarcated, yellowish fiat plaques that appear on the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner canthus.
Xanthelasmata palpebrarum are sharply demarcated, yellowish flat plaques that appear on the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner canthus.
The most acute apex of the triangle is directed at the nasal aspect and resolves into the medial canthus.
Yet Katchor has left behind the inventive urban landscapes of his previous collections, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer (1996) and The Jew of New York (2000), and abandoned all but the most cursory nod toward a linear narrative for a surreal travelogue from the entirely invented islands of Outer Canthus.