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n.1.(Surg.) The operation of forming a new canthus, when one has been destroyed by injury or disease.
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The patient was taken to the operating suite, where a lateral canthotomy and cantholysis was used to expose the lateral orbital wall.
Initially, cantholysis should be performed, including both a lateral canthotomy and canthal tendon disinsertion.
Later in the day her visual acuity had deteriorated to 2/21 and an urgent lateral canthotomy and cantholysis was performed.