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Tarsorrhaphy

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Tarsorrhaphy refers to an eye surgery where the surgeon partially sews the eyelids together in order to narrow the opening of the eyelids. This surgical procedure is done for protecting the cornea in cases of corneal exposure, in conditions or diseases such as Möbius syndrome, facial nerve dysfunctions such as Bell palsy, Graves’ ophthalmopathy or following corneal graft surgery. Tarsorrhaphy is basically the surgical fusion of lower and upper eyelid margins for protecting the cornea from exposure (caused due to insufficient eyelid coverage).