* * *n.a surgical procedure to divide the attachment of the canthus (corner of the eye) from its underlying bone and tendon. It is performed as part of some operations on the eyelid.
* * *can·thol·y·sis (kan-tholґĭ-sis) [cantho- + -lysis] surgical division of the canthus of an eye or of a canthal ligament.
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