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canthoplasty

 [kan´tho-plas″te]
plastic surgery of a canthus.
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can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas'tē),
Any of several procedures for changing the configuration or position of the lateral canthus; used to correct deformities caused by trauma, disease, or prior surgery; may also provide additional support to the lower eyelid by moving or tightening connections from the tarsal plate to the orbital rim. Synonym(s): cantholysis
See also: canthopexy.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]
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canthoplasty

(kăn′thə-plăs′tē)
n.
1. The lengthening of the palpebral fissure of the eyelids by cutting through the external canthus.
2. Surgical restoration of the canthus.
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blepharoplasty

A type of cosmetic surgery in which a drooping outer canthus of the eye is tightened by excising redundant skin and fat and raising the lateral canthal tendons.
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can·tho·plas·ty

(kan'thō-plas-tē)
1. Disruption of canthal tendon insertion; often performed surgically.
Synonym(s): cantholysis.
2. An operation for restoration of the canthus.
[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]
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