keratoconjunctivitis

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keratoconjunctivitis

[¦ker·əd·ō·kən‚jəŋk·tə′vīd·əs]
(medicine)
Concurrent inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva. Also known as shipyard eye.
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Excessive exposure to bright sunlight is not only uncomfortable for the eyes but can lead to a painful inflammation of the cornea at the front of the eye.
Unlike artificial tears, published reports indicate that ophthalmic cyclosporine decreases inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva, increases tearing and may induce regeneration of atrophied lacrimal gland tissues.
Additionally, UV is associated with inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva (the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and is reflected onto the eyeball) and with development of cataracts and skin aging.
Lux Biosciences plans to clinically assess signs of rejection, such as increased corneal thickness or inflammation of the cornea, as well as graft loss at one year.