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The incision or cutting through the canthus.


The procedure is often performed to release excessive orbital pressure, especially due to orbital hemorrhage or infection.

Word origin: Greek kanthos (corner of the eye) + -tomia (cutting, especially of an organ).

See also: canthoplasty, canthus, cantholysis.