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lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus

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(lăg″ŏf-thăl′mōs )

(-mŭs )

[Gr. lagos, hare, + ophthalmos, eye]
An incomplete closure of the palpebral fissure when an attempt is made to shut the eyelids. This results in exposure and injury to the bulbar conjunctiva and cornea. This condition is caused by contraction of a scar of the eyelid, facial nerve injury, atony of the orbicularis palpebrarum, or exophthalmos.

TREATMENT
Artificial tears or other ocular lubricants are needed to prevent corneal ulceration.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Lagophthalmos, Lagophthalmus." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmus.
Lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmus. Accessed June 27, 2019.
Lagophthalmos, lagophthalmus. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmus
Lagophthalmos, Lagophthalmus [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 27]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743519/all/lagophthalmus.
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