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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6%) had conjunctiva samples with PCR positive for one of the viral agents.
The granuloma was excised and the raw area was covered by mobilising the adjacent conjunctiva.
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This restriction enzyme (Taq1) gave three different patterns with all isolated strains, isolated strains from pleural fluid and conjunctiva contained restriction fragment pattern (rfp1) and isolated strains from nasopharynx contained rfp1 and rfp2 (Figure 2).
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The scleral portion to align the conjunctiva without standoff or compression controlled by the edge design.
Another hypothesis is that loss of limbal stem cell barrier function allows conjunctiva to grow over cornea.
Dermoids are generally located in the cornea conjunctiva nictitans and eyelids (Lawson 1975) and they usually occur unilaterally.
An allergic reaction that affects the conjunctiva, a clear layer of skin overlying the eyes, is commonly referred to as allergic apitherap, explains Dr Rajeev Kumar, Specialist Ophthalmologist, Zulekha Hospital Sharjah.
Conjunctivitis, sometimes called red eye or pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva or conjuctival membrane that covers the back of the eyelids and the surface of the eyeball, up to the cornea.
AS Delhi continues to succumb to the dengue fever, some patients -- ones with low platelet count have also started to bleed from their retina while others are developing conjunctiva.