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Medical Term:

blepharedema

Pronunciation: blef′ar-ĕ-dē′mă

Definition: Edema of the eyelids, often causing a swollen and puffy appearance; causes may be allergic, inflammatory, infectious, circulatory (cicatricial), posttraumatic, postsurgical, or secondary to ocular conditions (keratoconjunctivitis sicca).

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