Lagophthalmos is defined as the inability to close the eyelids completely.
Blinking covers the eye with a thin layer of tear fluid, thereby promoting a moist ...
Proper eyelid closure and a normal blink reflex are essential to maintaining a
stable tear film and a healthy corneal surface. Patients affected with
Physicians should be more suspicious of lagophthalmos, the inability to fully
close the eyelids, when patients present with redness, blurry vision, or eye
Nocturnal lagophthalmus may cause you to feel like you have something in your eye. It may also cause scratchy eyes, redness, blurry vision, or eye irritation, especially during the night and upon awakening.
Some causes of nocturnal lagophthalmos
include facial nerve p... More »
Semin Ophthalmol. 2010 May;25(3):72-8. doi: 10.3109/08820538.2010.488578.
Lagophthalmos. Pereira MV(1), Glória AL. Author information: (1)Instituto de ...
Apr 13, 2012 ... Lagophthalmos is a condition in which the eyelids do not close to cover the eye
completely. The term lagophthalmos actually comes from the ...
If you sleep with your eyes open or are unable to shut your eyelids, you may
suffer from lagophthalmos. Learn about tlagophthalmos & how it can be treated.
Lagophthalmos. Lagophthalmos is a condition in which patients are unable to
close their eyelids. Lagophthalmos leads to a diminished blink, incomplete eye ...
Paralytic lagophthalmos describes incomplete closure of the eyelids as a result of
paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve, usually from lesions affecting the ...