chemosis

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chemosis

[ke′mō·səs]
(medicine)
An eye disorder characterized by swelling of the mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the inner surface of the eyelids.
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Although the patient has findings of upper respiratory infection, opthalmic symptoms including severe irritation, photophobia, conjunctival edema, punctal epithelial defect, folicular (early) or papillary (late) response and small petechial hemorrhages are predominant (5,48,50).
Excessive tears, mucoid discharge, mild erythema, palpebral edema and conjunctival edema may be observed (Picture 3) (3,4).