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canthorrhaphy

(kăn-thôrə-fē)
n.
  1. The surgical shortening of the palpebral fissure of the eyelids by suturing the canthus.
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  • Canthorrhaphy is also desirable in some cases, especially when the ectropion affects the outer end of the lid.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

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