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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Carcinoma of the conjunctiva and HIV infection in Uganda and Malawi.
One requires opening the lids wide and 'prising' the lens out, while the other requires a small sucker applied to the inferior temporal edge of the lens, which is then slid upwards and nasally then tilted to release the edge from the conjunctiva.
In the consulting room the conjunctiva can be examined with a bright light and magnifying glass.
In recent years, 2,5%-5% povidon-iode drop was shown to be the most effective wide-spectrum antimicrobial agent on neonatal conjunctiva and had a lower toxicity compared to silver nitrate (22).
A 32yr old female presented with painless progressive growth from the bulbar conjunctiva near the inner canthus of the right eye along with swelling of the right upper eyelid and superomedial quadrant of the right orbit for five years.
This study was planned to examine the changes in the upper tarsal conjunctiva in new continuous gas-permeable contact lens (CWRGP) wearers using impression cytology procedure.
This is because other primates lack the background of white sclera necessary to make the reddened conjunctiva visible.
Bulbar conjunctiva was unexpectedly very well pigmented.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or an infection of the transparent membrane, conjunctiva, that lines the eyelid and part of the eyeball.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid.
These would include signs such as reddening of the conjunctiva (the skin around the edges of the eyes), loss of fur around the eyes, partly closing her eyes or rubbing them.
Also known as Conjunctivitis, red eye disease is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eyeball.