Cantholysis

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Definition

noun

(1) A canthoplasty, the surgical division of the upper and lower eyelids through the cantus.

(2) The identification and surgical disinsertion of the crux of the lateral canthal tendon.


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Word origin: Greek kanthos (corner of the eye) + Greek lusis (a loosening).

See also: canthoplastyLink title, canthus.