- 1. An operation for lengthening the palpebral fissure by incision through the lateral canthus. SYN: cantholysis. 2. An operation for restoration of the canthus. [G. kanthos, canthus, + plasso, to form]
* * *n.a surgical procedure to reconstruct the canthus (corner of the eye).
* * *can·tho·plas·ty (kanґtho-plas″te) [cantho- + -plasty] plastic surgery of the medial and/or lateral canthus, especially section of the lateral canthus to lengthen the palpebral fissure; also the surgical restoration of a defective canthus. canthoplastic adj
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