conjunctiva

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conjunctiva

the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

Conjunctiva

 

the connective membrane of the eye.

The conjunctiva is the transparent mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the lids and the anterior surface of the eyeball as far as the cornea; therefore it is distinguished, respectively, as palpebral conjunctiva or ocular (scleral) conjunctiva. The tunica conjunctiva consists of an epithelial layer and a connective-tissue base. It contains glands that perform the function of supplementary lacrimal glands. The conjunctiva is rich in blood and lymph vessels and sensory nerves.

conjunctiva

[kən′jəŋk·tə·və]
(anatomy)
The mucous membrane covering the eyeball and lining the eyelids.
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The identification of the normal microflora of the ocular conjunctiva from horses, and their sensitivity to the antimicrobials used in the current study is important because it helps the clinicians to find the correct course of prophylactic treatment in case of corneal ulcer, until the results of the culture and antibiogram are available, which can take days, and consequently result in vision loss, especially if appropriate antimicrobial treatment is delayed, and/or performed with inappropriate antibiotics.