epiblepharon

epiblepharon

 [ep″ĭ-blef´ah-ron]
a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the lashes against the eyeball.

ep·i·bleph·a·ron

(ep'i-blef'ă-ron),
A congenital horizontal skin fold near the margin of the eyelid, caused by abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid, it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid, it causes a turning inward of the lashes.
[epi- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

epiblepharon

/epi·bleph·a·ron/ (ep″ĭ-blef´ah-ron) a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the eyelashes inward, against the eyelid.

ep·i·bleph·a·ron

(ep-i-blef'ă-ron)
A congenital horizontal skin fold near the margin of the eyelid, caused by abnormal insertion of muscle fibers. In the upper lid, it simulates blepharochalasis; in the lower lid, it causes a turning inward of the lashes.
[epi- + G. blepharon, eyelid]

epiblepharon

A congenital anomaly in which a fold of skin lies across the upper or lower lid margin. In the lower eyelid it causes a turning inward of the eyelashes without causing entropion. The condition commonly resolves itself with facial growth. See blepharochalasis; con-genital entropion.

epiblepharon

a developmental anomaly in which a horizontal fold of skin stretches across the border of the eyelid, pressing the lashes against the eyeball.
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For two cases of epiblepharon in a 19 and a 23-month-old, the authors placed the gel in the plane of the lower eyelid retractors, where it is believed that it would stretch the posterior lamella thus rotating the eyelid margin and lashes into a normal orientation.