Tarsorrhaphy
Tarsorrhaphy Tar*sor"rha*phy, n. [Tarsus + Gr. "rafh` seam, fr. ? to sew.] (Surg.) An operation to diminish the size of the opening between eyelids when enlarged by surrounding cicatrices. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tarsorrhaphy — is a surgical procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the opening (i.e. palpebral fissure).ee also*Eye surgery *Keratoconjunctivitis siccaExternal links* [http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/St Wr/Tarsorrhaphy.html… …   Wikipedia

  • tarsorrhaphy — noun A surgical procedure in which the eyelids are partially sewn together to narrow the opening …   Wiktionary

  • tarsorrhaphy — The suturing together of the eyelid margins, partially or completely, to shorten the palpebral fissure or to protect the cornea in keratitis or in paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle. [tarso + G. rhaphe, suture] * * * tar·sor·rha·phy tär… …   Medical dictionary

  • tarsorrhaphy — tar·sor·rha·phy …   English syllables

  • tarsorrhaphy — n. an operation in which the upper and lower eyelids are joined together, either completely or along part of their length. It is performed to protect the cornea or to allow a corneal injury to heal …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • tarsorrhaphy — tärˈsȯrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: tars + rrhaphy : the operation of suturing the eyelids together entirely or in part …   Useful english dictionary

  • partial tarsorrhaphy — tarsorrhaphy that closes only part of a palpebral fissure. See also external t., median t., and internal t …   Medical dictionary

  • total tarsorrhaphy — tarsorrhaphy that entirely closes a palpebral fissure …   Medical dictionary

  • external tarsorrhaphy — partial tarsorrhaphy involving the external part of the fissure …   Medical dictionary

  • internal tarsorrhaphy — partial tarsorrhaphy involving the internal part of the fissure …   Medical dictionary

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