tarsorrhaphy

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]

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tar·sor·rha·phy tär-'sȯr-ə-fē n, pl -phies the operation of suturing the eyelids together entirely or in part

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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.

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tar·sor·rha·phy (tahr-sorґə-fe) [tarso- + -rrhaphy] suturing together of the upper and lower eyelids in order to shorten or close the palpebral fissure. See also partial t. and total t. Called also blepharorrhaphy.

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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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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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