blepharochalasis


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blepharochalasis

 [blef″ah-ro-kal´ah-sis]
hypertrophy and loss of elasticity of the skin of the upper eyelid.

bleph·a·ro·chal·a·sis

(blef'ă-rō-kal'ă-sis),
A condition in which there is a redundancy of eyelid skin, in the superior lids obscuring the supratarsal folds and sometimes concealing the lid margins; and in the inferior lids, produces redundancy and folds extending beyond the orbital rims.
Synonym(s): ptosis adiposa
[blepharo- + G. chalasis, a slackening]

blepharochalasis

Baggy eyelids caused by the abnormal forward protrusion of fat from the eye sockets.

blepharochalasis 

An atrophy of the upper eyelids causing a fold of tissue which often hangs over the eyelid margins. The condition follows recurrent episodes of oedema and inflammation, usually in young people. Treatment is surgical. See dermatochalasis; epiblepharon.
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Majority of cases are idiopathic in nature, but it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder.2 A triad of double upper lip, blepharochalasis, and a nontoxic thyroid enlargement is present in this disorder.
Double-lip and blepharochalasis: Ascher syndrome in a 13-year-old female patient.
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