Definitions

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  • adj. Surrounding the eyeball.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding the eyeball.

Etymologies

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peri- +‎ ocular.

Examples

  • In periocular lesions, it is effective in helping to exclude basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma when sebaceous carcinoma is under consideration.

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  • Of these 117 lesions, 42 (36 %) were from the periocular region.

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  • A novel anticholinergic form is the use of periocular botulinum toxin diffusing back to the ciliary ganglion inhibiting the pupillary sphincter.

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  • Kitamura K, Miura H, Miyagawa-Tomita S, Yanazawa M, Katoh-Fukui Y, et al. (1999) Mouse Pitx2 deficiency leads to anomalies of the ventral body wall, heart, extra - and periocular mesoderm and right pulmonary isomerism.

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  • If, for whatever reason, there is pain in the ocular / periocular area, then the eyelids may react to the pain (blepharospasm) by turning inwards.

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