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canthopexy

Pronunciation: kan′thō-pek-sē

Definition: A surgical procedure designed to tighten the lower eyelid by shortening supporting structures at the lateral canthus (lateral canthal tendon or lateral retinaculum).

[canthus + -pexy]

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