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Palpebral Fissure Finding

key information

source: FP Notebook

year: 2017

authors: Scott Moses

summary/abstract:

Palpebral Fissure
-Eliptical opening between the eye lids
-Normally 1 cm high by 3 cm wide in adults

Downslanting Palpebral Fissure
-Downsloping lie of the eye opening with the medial canthus appearing higher than the lateral canthus
-With both eyes affected, a line drawn from each lateral canthus to medial canthus meeting at the nasal bridge, will form a “^” appearance

Upslanting Palpebral Fissure
-Upsloping lie of the eye opening with the medial canthus appearing lower than the lateral canthus
-With both eyes affected, a line drawn from each lateral canthus to medial canthus meeting at the nasal bridge, will form a “V” appearance

Short Palpebral Fissure
-Narrow eye openings with a decreased distance between the medial and lateral canthus

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