What is Lagophthalmos?

The incomplete or defective closure of the eyelids. The inability to blink and effectively close the eyes leads to corneal exposure and excessive evaporation of the tear film.

Symptoms of Lagophthalmos include:

The Feeling of Something in your Eye

Burning or Pain in One or Both Eyes

Watery Eyes

Dry Eyes

Open Sores on the Cornea

Eye Infection

Blurry Vision

Red Eyes

Light Sensitivity

Poor Sleep

Causes of Lagophthalmos:




Scarring from Surgery, Injury, or Disease

Side Effect of Anesthesia

Eye Bulge that Prevents Eye from Fully Closing

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