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Pronunciation: kan′thō-plas′tē

Definition: Any of several procedures for changing the configuration or position of the lateral canthus; used to correct deformities caused by trauma, disease, or prior surgery; may also provide additional support to the lower eyelid by moving or tightening connections from the tarsal plate to the orbital rim.

Synonym(s): cantholysis

[G. kanthos, canthus, + plassō, to form]

See Also: canthopexy

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