lagophthalmos


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lagophthalmos

 [lag″of-thal´mos]
inability to shut the eyes completely.

lag·oph·thal·mos

(lag'of-thal'mŏs),
A condition in which a complete closure of the eyelids over the eyeball is difficult or impossible.
Synonym(s): hare's eye
[G. lagōs, hare + ophthalmos, eye]

lagophthalmos

/lag·oph·thal·mos/ (lag″of-thal´mos) inability to shut the eyes completely.

lagophthalmos

[lag′əfthal′məs]
Etymology: Gk, lagos, hare, ophthalmos, eye
an abnormal condition in which an eye may not be fully closed because of a neurological, muscular, or mechanical disorder.

lagophthalmos

The condition in which the eyelids are unable to close, usually because of forward protrusion or enlargement of the eyeball, as in dysthyroid eye disease (Graves' ophthalmopathy) or tumour in the ORBIT. From the Greek lagos , a hare.

lagophthalmos

Failure of the upper eyelid to close the eye completely. During sleep, about one-third of the population has a slight lagophthalmos. See ectropion; exposure keratopathy.

lagophthalmos

incomplete or defective closure of the eyelids.

geriatric lagophthalmos
may occur as a result of facial neuropathy or hypothyroidism.
lagophthalmos keratitis
see exposure keratitis.
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Treatment of blink lagophthalmos involves patient education and the use of artificial tears.
Reported complications of gold-weight implantation include implant migration or extrusion, wound infection, failure to correct the lagophthalmos, and excessive postoperative ptosis, but these problems are rare.
Preoperative photographs should be taken of all patients to document the lagophthalmos.
Corneal exposure from eyelid defects, ectropion or lagophthalmos may result in exposure keratitis.
Included in the group of patients with dry eye are some cases of Bell's Palsy, which were co-managed with the GP who prescribed systemic steroids, and lagophthalmos.
The other issues for contact lens wearers in the ageing eye are lid related and include blepaharitis, lagophthalmos, entropion or ectropion and ptosis.