blepharo-, blephar- +
(Greek: eyelid; of or pertaining to the eyelid[s] or eyelash[es])
2. A surgical procedure to reshape (plasty) the upper and lower lids of the eyes.
A blepharoplasty is performed to correct a sagging upper lid that can sometimes interfere with vision and a puffy, baggy lower lid.
2. Drooping of an upper eyelid because of paralysis.
Causes include aging, diabetes, stroke, Horner's syndrome (nerve condition which involves a dropping eyelid), myasthenia gravis (fatigue of certain voluntary muscle groups), brain tumor or cancer.
2. The involuntary forcible closure of the eyelids.
The first symptom may be uncontrollable blinking. Only one eye may be affected initially, but eventually both eyes are usually involved.
The spasms may leave the eyelids completely closed causing functional blindness even though the eyes and vision are normal.
Blepharospasm is a form of focal dystonia (a condition of either excessive or inadequate muscle tone).
2. Surgical incision of an eyelid with the purpose of draining an abscess.
2. A reference to any gland bringing moisture to the eyelids.
2. Thickening of the tarsal border (edge) of the eyelid.