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Question:
What parts of the eye constitutes the lid margin?

Answer:
The eyelid margin describes the portion located at the edge of the eyelid. It is the juncture of the conjunctiva and the skin, known as the mucocutaneous margin. It is the site of the eyelashes as well as the orifice (opening) of the meibomian glands. Because there are many anatomic structures at the lid margin, specific conditions may occur there such as trichiasis (abnormal eyelash growth) or hordeolum (stye) formation.

Answered by: Rona Silkiss, MD Dr. Rona Silkiss

Categories: General Eye Health

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