Blepharochalasis is a condition in which
a person has excessive eyelid skin which becomes lax and falls in redundant
folds over the lid margins.
(That this term concerns the eyelids indicated by the prefix "blephar-"
which refers to the eyelid, and is also a prefix of other terms in this
section - listed on the left).
Blepharochalasis may result from repeated instances
of odema (swelling of tissues holding excessive fluid) and/or inflammation
of the eyelids (blepharitis).
Blepharochalasis usually affects only the upper eyelids,
and may affect either just one eye (unilateral), or both eyes (bilateral).
Complications of blepharochalasis may include conjunctival
hyperemia (excessive blood flow through the moist tissues of the orbit),
There may also be cosmetic considerations.
If surgery is advised a blepharoplasty
may be carried out, usually by a plastic surgeon or ophthamologist.
More about Ophthalmology: This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list
to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
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of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and definitions
of parts of the retina, and the section of short definitions
of clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system.
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