blepharo-, blephar- +

(Greek: eyelid; of or pertaining to the eyelid[s] or eyelash[es])

pachyblepharosis
A thickening of the eyelid, chiefly near the border.
seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis
An obsolete term for a conjunctivitis associated with chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands, with swollen tarsal plates and frothy seborrheic secretion.
symblepharon, atretoblepharia
Adhesion of one or both eyelids to the eyeball, partial or complete, resulting from burns or other trauma but rarely congenital.
symblepharopterygium
The union of eyelid, or adhesion of the eyelid, to the eyeball by a cicatricial (scar) band of membrane similar to a pterygium.

A pterygium is a winglike triangular membrane. Although a pterygium can be anywhere, including behind the knee, it commonly refers to a winglet of the conjunctiva (a thin clear moist membrane that coats the inner surfaces of the eyelids and the outer surface of the eye).

The section of the conjunctiva that coats the inner aspect of the eyelids is called the palpebral conjunctiva while that covering the outer surface of the eye is called the ocular or bulbar conjunctiva. Inflammation of the conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis and leads to pink eye.

This pterygium may extend across the white of the eye toward the inner corner of the eye. It is caused by prolonged exposure of the eyes to wind and weather, or can be an inherited disorder caused by a single gene.

Related references to "eye" or "eye part" word families: core-; corneo-; eye, eyes; irido-; lenti-, lens-; lenticulo-; ocelli-; oculo-; op-, -optic; ophthalmo-; phaco-; pupillo-; retino-; uveo-.