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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2) The tears drain into the conjunctival sac on the bulbar surface of the lower lid and then exit via the inferior and superior nasolacrimal puncta at the medial canthus.
It is believed that the majority of bacteria cultured from corneal and other eye infections are of the same species that are normally present in the conjunctival sac, on the lids or periocular skin and the adjacent nasal passages (8).
This test may be useful in overcoming some of the limitations of the STT for detecting dry eye, such as low-wetted strip reading and the difficulty of inserting and maintaining the strip in the lower conjunctival sac of smaller species.
Treatment in mild cases is usually by topical antibiotic ointment applied into the conjunctival sac around the eye.
STT was performed by inserting a standard sterile STT strip over the ventral lid margin into the ventral conjunctival sac for 60 seconds.
The drug enters into the conjunctival sac and is absorbed intraocularly through the cornea and the conjunctiva.