Definition of cycloplegia in English:

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cycloplegia

Pronunciation: /ˌsīkləˈplēj(ē)ə/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye.
Example sentences
  • Fogging is also used to control accommodation during a cycloplegic refraction because cycloplegia may be incomplete, leaving the patient with a degree of accommodative control.
  • Homatropine has a measurable deepening effect on the anterior chamber, due to axial flattening of the lens because of cycloplegia.

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Syllabification: cy·clo·ple·gia

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