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hypertrophy and loss of elasticity of the skin of the upper eyelid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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]
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blepharochalasisBaggy eyelids caused by the abnormal forward protrusion of fat from the eye sockets.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann