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can·thus

 (kăn′thəs)
n. pl. can·thi (-thī′)
The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

[Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.]

canthus

(ˈkænθəs)
n, pl -thi (-ˌθaɪ)
(Anatomy) the inner or outer corner or angle of the eye, formed by the natural junction of the eyelids
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: iron tyre]
ˈcanthal adj

can•thus

(ˈkæn θəs)

n., pl. -thi (-thī).
the angle or corner on each side of the eye, formed by the junction of the upper and lower lids.
[1640–50; < New Latin, Latin; compare cant2]
can′thal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meetcanthus - either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
nasal canthus - the inner corner of the eye
temporal canthus - the outer corner of the eye
corner - the point where two lines meet or intersect; "the corners of a rectangle"
Translations

can·thus

1. n. canto, borde;
2. ángulo formado por el párpado externo y el interno al unirse en ambas partes del ojo.
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Areas to be considered for full thickness grafts include the nasal ala, the medial canthus of the eye, the upper eyelid, fingers, and the ear.
A 75-year-old male, retired personnel, presented with complaints of swelling at medial canthus of the left eye of one-year duration associated with pain, ocular discharge, redness, and watering.
0 cm; anterior limit: binocular posterior inner canthus connection; posterior limit: external acoustic meatus connection; internal limit: sagittal suture).
After proper preparation of target site, the points of needle insertion was marked by McCain's method of arthroscopy, a line was drawn from the middle of tragus to outer canthus.
Another two incisions were made in the upper hair line of brow aligned with medial and lateral canthus and finally a third incision was made a finger breadth (8-10mm) above the two brow incision.
We present a case of periocular BCC in an 83-year-old female which involved both upper and lower lids and medial canthus and had caused ulceration and ectropion of the lower lid with persistent watery eye.
In the periocular region, BCC occurs most often in the lower eyelid, followed by the inner canthus, upper eyelid and outer canthus.
The upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and lateral canthus were infiltrated with local anesthesia, and a 5-0 polyglactin suture was then passed through the upper eyelid margin to aid upper eyelid eversion with a cotton-tipped applicator.
The PD measurement was taken from outer canthus to inner canthus, marking the measurements on to the dummy lenses and observing the position on the patient.
In elephants, temporal glands are located beneath the skin midway between the lateral canthus of eye and external auditory canal in temporal fossa on either side of face (Fernando et al.
There were no complications and the resulting scar was aesthetically acceptable and functional, with no deformities to the canthus of the eye or oral commissure.