What is another word for Entropion?1 synonym found
Pronunciation:[ ɛntɹˈə͡ʊpi͡ən], [ ɛntɹˈəʊpiən], [ ɛ_n_t_ɹ_ˈəʊ_p_iə_n]
Definition for Entropion:
- A name given to the inversion or turning inwards of the eyelids, so that the eye-lashes are directed towards the globe of the eye; irritate and inflame it, and give rise to the affection called Trichiasis. The contact of the hair with the surface of the eye occasions considerable irritation of the conjunctiva, which is soon followed by chemosis, ulceration of the eye, and other symptoms, such as fever, watchfulness, &c. If the disease be entropion, as above defined, that is, dependent upon the inversion of the eyelids, it must be remedied, -either by dispersing the oedema or swelling of the eyelids, or by cutting out a portion of the skin. When the disease is dependent on a vicious direction of the cilia, they must be plucked out and the bulbs be cauterized.
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