11 Possible Causes for Lagophthalmos in USA

  • Keratitis

    keratitis Ulcerative keratitis Exposure keratitis (also known as exposure keratopathy)— due to dryness of the cornea caused by incomplete or inadequate eyelid closure (lagophthalmos[1]

  • Recurrent Corneal Erosion

    Nocturnal Lagophthalmos (where one’s eyelids don’t close enough to cover the eye completely during sleep) may be an exacerbating factor, in which case using surgical tape … reduces the amount of water in the epithelium, strengthening its structure use the pressure patch as mentioned above. use surgical tape to keep the eye closed (if Nocturnal Lagophthalmos[2]

  • Erythropoietic Porphyria

    Damage to the eye may occur because of several reasons, among which are inflammation and lagophthalmos; scarring of the cornea may lead to visual loss or even blindness.[3]

  • Symblepharon

    Additionally, diplopia (which occurs secondary to restricted ocular motility), entropion (eyelid inverted or folded inward), inability to fully close the eyelids (lagophthalmos[4]

  • Blepharospasm

    Treatment is usually well tolerated, but adverse effects may include: Corneal exposure/lagophthalmos Diplopia Ectropion Ecchymosis Entropion Epiphora Lower facial weakness … [5]

  • General Anesthesia

    General anaesthesia reduces the tonic contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle, causing lagophthalmos, or incomplete eye closure, in 59% of patients.[6]

  • Graves Disease

    Class 3: Proptosis Class 4: Extraocular muscle involvement (usually with diplopia) Class 5: Corneal involvement (primarily due to lagophthalmos) Class 6: Sight loss (due to … [7]

  • Bell's Palsy

    Facial nerve paralysis is a condition characterized by paralysis of one or all of the branches of the facial nerve. Bell’s palsy is unilateral weakness of the muscles of the face. It occurs when there is an injury to the seventh cranial nerve leading to drooping of one half of the face. It is also known as idiopathic…[8]

  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

    Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare genetic condition characterized by recurrent nonpitting orofacial edema, especially of one or both lips (granulomatous cheilitis), lower motoneuron facial paralysis and fissured dorsal tongue (lingua plicata). It is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and may have…[9]

  • Exophthalmos

    Exophthalmos is a condition characterized by bulging of the eyeball anteriorly out of the orbit. Such a type of condition can either be bilateral or unilateral in nature. Signs and symptoms of exophthalmos vary with the underlying condition. When thyroid diseases are the causative factor, then the following signs and…[10]

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  1. Keratitis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  2. Recurrent corneal erosion, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Erythropoietic Porphyria, Symptoma
  4. Symblepharon, Symptoma
  5. Blepharospasm, Symptoma
  6. General anaesthesia, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  7. Graves' disease, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  8. Bell's Palsy, Symptoma
  9. Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, Symptoma
  10. Exophthalmos, Symptoma