Ptosis_03presen - Lagophthalmos Lagophthalmos Definition :...

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Lagophthalmos
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Lagophthalmos Definition : Incomplete closure of the palpabral aperture when attempt is made to close the eyes.
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Causes of Lagophthalmos Contraction of lids due to cicatrization or a congenital deformity Ectropion Paralysis of Orbicularis Proptosis due to exophthalmic goitre, orbital tumour/ inflammmation etc. Laxity of tissue and absence of reflex blinking who are extremely ill.
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Clinical Picture Symptoms: 1.Inability to close eye(s) 2.Symptoms of dry eye 3.Blurring of vision 4.Foreign body sensation 5.Photophobia
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Clinical Picture Signs 1.Incomplete closure of lid 2.Exposure of conjunctiva and cornea 3.Dryness, congestion 4.Hazyness of cornea, punctate infiltration Complications 1. Corneal ulcer (Non-healing)
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Treatment Medical Treatment 1.Lubricating Eye drops 2.Control of infection 3.Protection of ocular surface Surgical Treatment: Tarsorrhaphy (Lateral or paramedian)
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PTOSIS
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Ptosis Definition: Drooping of upper lid usually due to paralysis or defective development of the levator palpebrae superioris (LPS)
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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