lagophthalmos


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lagophthalmos

 [lag″of-thal´mos]
inability to shut the eyes completely.

lag·oph·thal·mos

(lag'of-thal'mŏs),
A condition in which a complete closure of the eyelids over the eyeball is difficult or impossible.
Synonym(s): hare's eye
[G. lagōs, hare + ophthalmos, eye]

lagophthalmos

/lag·oph·thal·mos/ (lag″of-thal´mos) inability to shut the eyes completely.

lagophthalmos

[lag′əfthal′məs]
Etymology: Gk, lagos, hare, ophthalmos, eye
an abnormal condition in which an eye may not be fully closed because of a neurological, muscular, or mechanical disorder.

lagophthalmos

The condition in which the eyelids are unable to close, usually because of forward protrusion or enlargement of the eyeball, as in dysthyroid eye disease (Graves' ophthalmopathy) or tumour in the ORBIT. From the Greek lagos , a hare.

lagophthalmos

Failure of the upper eyelid to close the eye completely. During sleep, about one-third of the population has a slight lagophthalmos. See ectropion; exposure keratopathy.

lagophthalmos

incomplete or defective closure of the eyelids.

geriatric lagophthalmos
may occur as a result of facial neuropathy or hypothyroidism.
lagophthalmos keratitis
see exposure keratitis.
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Also, a subject with loss of color vision or lagophthalmos had higher proptosis values by both methods.
Signs secondary to lid position such as lagophthalmos, ocular surface exposure, exposure keratopathy, and eyelid retraction (both upper and lower) improved in all cases shortly after the procedure.
Exposure from lagophthalmos, lid defects or ectropion causes drying out and sloughing of the corneal epithelium.
1-2) Their use has since expanded as an adjunct or even as an alternative to surgery in treating non-aesthetic pathologies including lagophthalmos, (3-10) eyelid malpositions, (11-26) and lower eyelid retraction.
In eye lagophthalmos, corneal opacities, iridocyclitis and loss of eyebrows were taken as grade 2 deformities.
A successful result for upper eyelid position was defined as more than 50% reduction in lagophthalmos and induction of less than 2 mm of ptosis.
lagophthalmos, foot drop, claw hands), ulcers, and chronic osteomyelitis.
The high incidence of corneal ulceration in Pugs in present study may be due to the fact that pronounced globe position of brachycepahalic dogs predispose the eye to ocular trauma and exophthalmia prevents normal palpebral apposition and leads to lagophthalmos (Carrington et al.
Blink rate: Frequency of blink rate was noted (increased/ decreased/normal) and also whether there was incomplete closure of lid or lagophthalmos.
There were lagophthalmos (n=23) ulnar nerve thickening (n=34) sensory loss in glove and stocking pattern in 36 patients drop hand (n=1) drop foot (n=1) but deep tendon reflexes were preserved in 40 pa- tients.
During the course of disease, the bird developed a nonhealing ulcer of the left eye, followed by lagophthalmos.
Retrograde weight implantation for correction of lagophthalmos.