lagophthalmus


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Iagophthalmia, lagophthalmus

a persistent, abnormal retraction of the eyelid so that the eyeball is not covered during sleep. — lagophthalmic, adj.
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Local side effects may include ecchymosis, hematoma, ectropion, entropion, loss of facial sensitivity, epiphora, dry eye, lagophthalmus, photophobia, diplopia, ptosis, lip drooping, and nasal discharge.
It was if as though he was symbolically lagophthalmus, and a change had taken place which might be the beginning of a cure or a worsening of the condition: he could not yet tell.
13 In another study 192 leprosy cases were investigated and lagophthalmus detected in 23% cataract detected in 14%.