symblepharon


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symblepharon

 [sim-blef´ah-ron]
adhesion of an eyelid(s) to the eyeball.

sym·bleph·a·ron

(sim-blef'ă-ron),
Adhesion of one or both eyelids to the eyeball, partial or complete, resulting from burns or other trauma but rarely congenital.
Synonym(s): atretoblepharia
[sym- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

symblepharon

/sym·bleph·a·ron/ (sim-blef´ah-ron) adhesion of the eyelid(s) to the eyeball.

symblepharon

adhesion of the eyelid to the cornea. Also called corneoblepharon.

sym·bleph·a·ron

(sim-blef'ă-ron)
Adhesion of one or both eyelids to the eyeball, partial or complete, resulting from burns, trauma, or cicatricial pemphigoid.
See also: blepharosynechia
[sym- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

symblepharon

Adhesion of the layer of CONJUNCTIVA lining the eyelids to the layer lining the eyeball. This results from loss of the ‘non-stick’ epithelial surface layers.

symblepharon 

Adhesion, partial or complete, of the palpebral conjunctiva of the eyelid to the bulbar conjunctiva of the eyeball. It results from disease (e.g. erythema multiforme) or trauma, but is rarely congenital. See Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

symblepharon

adhesion of an eyelid(s) to the eyeball.
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Reddish and flaccid vesicles, xerosis, symblepharon, and conjunctival scars can appear.
9) This is demonstrated in the disease Stevens-Johnson syndrome, in which goblet cells are destroyed (most commonly by an acute reaction to antibiotic medication), leading to symblepharon, in which the tarsal and bulbar conjunctiva fuse together.
Symblepharon, pseudopterygium und partielles ankyloblepharon als folgen feliner herpes keratokoncjunktivitis.
Occasionally, conjunctival fibrosis and symblepharon may develop in severe cases, where the bulbar conjunctival tissue adheres to the palpebral conjunctival tissue due to scar formation.