symblepharon

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symblepharon

 [sim-blef´ah-ron]
adhesion of an eyelid(s) to the eyeball.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann