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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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Although the exact mechanism of infection could not be determined, the location of the principal lesion at the inner canthus suggests either inadvertent inoculation from hand to eye or inoculation through aerosolization of virus (5).
Canthus Point in the corner of the eye where the lower and upper eyelids meet Glabella The gap between eyebrows Caruncula The pink lump in the corner of an eye.
A 32yr old female presented with painless progressive growth from the bulbar conjunctiva near the inner canthus of the right eye along with swelling of the right upper eyelid and superomedial quadrant of the right orbit for five years.
To the Editor: The ocular condition called pterygium (also known as web eye) is a triangular patch of hypertrophied subconjunctival tissue extending from the medial canthus of the eye to the border of the cornea or beyond, with the apex pointing towards the pupil.
In addition, EOG (electrooculogram) recordings were obtained using two Beckman mini-electrodes, placed at the outer canthus and supraorbital positions of one eye.
The external landmarks that approximate the foremen are varyingly described as the center of the head, the outer canthus of the eye or the external auditory meatus.
The lateral canthus of the eye was sutured with 4-0 polydioxanone (PDS, Ethicon Inc, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ, USA) to help reduce the size of the defect.
A swelling in the medial canthus may point to a swollen lacrimal sac full of mucus (a mucocele--Figure 2) or mucus mixed with purulent material (mucopyocele), which may cause epiphora.
4 times the upper eyelid width; canthus rostralis more or less well-defined, with a small convexity in the middle part, almost straight; nostrils not elevated, directed laterally; nostrils closer to tip of snout than to eye, about 46% of the distance between the anterior border of eye and tip of snout; loreal region relatively smooth, nearly vertical and descending abruptly to lips, slightly concave; lips slightly widen; snout subovoid; tip of snout widely rounded; length of eye about 1.