telecanthus

telecanthus

 [tel″ĕ-kan´thus]
abnormally increased distance between the medial canthi of the eyelids.

tel·e·can·thus

(tel'ĕ-kan'thŭs), [MIM*187350]
Increased distance between the medial canthi or angles of the eyelids.
[G. tēle, distant, + kanthos, canthus]

telecanthus

/tele·can·thus/ (tel″ĕ-kan´thus) abnormally increased distance between the medial canthi of the eyelids.

tel·e·can·thus

(tel'ĕ-kan'thŭs)
Increased distance between the medial canthi or angles of the eyelids.
[G. tēle, distant, + kanthos, canthus]

telecanthus 

Excessive separation between the medial canthi of the eyelids. It may occur in isolation or form part of the blepharophimosis syndrome. Treatment consists in shortening and re-fixating the medial canthal tendons to the lacrimal crest. See blepharophimosis syndrome.

telecanthus

abnormally increased distance between the medial canthi of the eyelids.
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As many as 42% of pediatric patients present with alteration of their facial skeletons (proptosis, telecanthus, or malar flattening) compared to 10% for adults, which may be explained by the more pliable bony structure of children) Notably, as many as 70% of pediatric patients present with unilateral disease, while 63% of adults present with bilateral disease.
Another reported feature of this syndrome is congenital ptosis that in some cases may be associated with hypertelorism and telecanthus [Bamforth and Kaurah, 1992].
On examination, all 3 were found to have strabismus, primary telecanthus, bilateral coloboma iridis, and low-set ears with posterior rotation of the pinnae.
Ophthalmologic examination demonstrated that all 3 children had strabismus, primary telecanthus, and bilateral coloboma iridis (figure).