Blepharal means pertaining to the eyelids. There are
many examples of how the term is used in the field of
medicine. One example is blepharal opening and
closure, which is a technical way to say opening and
closing of the eyelids. When the eyelids are red, this is
known as blepharal redness. Blepheral edema refers to
swelling of the eyelids. Both blepharal edema and
inflammation of the eyelids.
Blepharal melasma refers to dark skin discoloration on sun-exposed areas of the eyelids.
Blinking is sometimes referred to as a blepharal activity. Eyelid twitching is sometimes
referred to as a blepharal spasm.
When the eyes are operated on, a device known as blepharal forceps are used to open
the eyelids. The term blepharal conjunctiva (or blepharo conjunctiva) refers to the eyelids
and the conjunctiva. The conjuntiva is a clear layer that covers and protects the inside of
the eyelids and the front part of the sclera (the white part of the eyes). A blepharal fissure
is a deep space, groove, or slit on the surface of the eyelid. A blepharal laceration is a
tearing or slashing cut of the eyelids.
Blepharal comes from the Greek word “blepharon” meaning “eyelid.”