epiblepharon

epiblepharon

 [ep″ĭ-blef´ah-ron]
a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the lashes against the eyeball.

ep·i·bleph·a·ron

(ep'i-blef'ă-ron),
A congenital horizontal skin fold near the margin of the eyelid, caused by abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid, it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid, it causes a turning inward of the lashes.
[epi- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

epiblepharon

/epi·bleph·a·ron/ (ep″ĭ-blef´ah-ron) a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the eyelashes inward, against the eyelid.

ep·i·bleph·a·ron

(ep-i-blef'ă-ron)
A congenital horizontal skin fold near the margin of the eyelid, caused by abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid, it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid, it causes a turning inward of the lashes.
[epi- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

epiblepharon

A congenital anomaly in which a fold of skin lies across the upper or lower lid margin. In the lower eyelid it causes a turning inward of the eyelashes without causing entropion. The condition commonly resolves itself with facial growth. See blepharochalasis; con-genital entropion.

epiblepharon

a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the lashes against the eyeball.