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n.1.(Surg.) An operation to diminish the size of the opening between eyelids when enlarged by surrounding cicatrices.
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In other species, if a permanent tarsorrhaphy is performed after removing the ocular contents, the third eyelid gland and the conjunctiva must be removed to avoid the accumulation of lacrimal secretions.
Tarsorrhaphy had been the mainstay surgical treatment of eyelid dysfunction secondary to facial palsy since its original description by von Walther in 1826.
However, superficial keratectomy or laser phototherapeutic keratectomy may be necessary to remove plaques and amniotic membrane overlay graft with tarsorrhaphy or lamellar keratoplasty potentially required for persistent corneal lesions.