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PubMed Search: Eyelid [title] pathology review[ptyp]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidgeneral.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Specimens received are often from cosmetic blepharoplasty or other reparative surgery with no abnormalities
  • Other lesions are similar to those in skin
  • Creates tear film via accessory lacrimal glands embedded above fibrous tarsus of eyelid
  • Helps to protect and lubricate the globe
  • Tumors may prevent complete closure of eyelid, leading to exposure and ulceration of cornea
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