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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There is a localised, elevated yellow-white area on the bulbar conjunctiva near the nasal limbus.
On local examination a smooth, oval, reddish in colour, bilobulated swelling of 15 x 17mm size arising from the bulbar conjunctiva near the inner canthus was seen.
In dogs, primary involvement occurred within nonpigmented epithelium along the leading edge of the nictitating membrane and temporal bulbar conjunctiva (Figure 1D, E) (PIRIE et al.
SCA is usually administered to the supero-temporal or infero-temporal bulbar conjunctiva under direct visualisation of the needle delivering the anaesthesia.
In CASE 1, involving mild erythema of the nasal bulbar conjunctiva and linear corneal abrasions, the 35-year-old patient had an eyelash protruding from the upper punctum.
Itoh T, Terasawa K, Morimoto Y, Tosa H, Hiyama Y (1988) Effects of Keishi-bukuryo-gan on the microcirculation of bulbar conjunctiva in normal subjects.
Cytokeratin expression in normal human bulbar conjunctiva obtained by impression cytology.
A small slit was created in the bulbar conjunctiva so that length of graft would be sufficient to cover the defect (Fig.
The authors state that the surgical method they employed, taking one piece from the upper bulbar conjunctiva and bisecting it for use as an autograft without the use of an agent to prevent recurrence, is a good choice for pterygium located on both sides of the cornea.
4 Our first patient had SCC arising from the bulbar conjunctiva which must be very rare.
Eyelid margin biomicroscopy demonstrated regression of meibomitis signs as well as disappearance of chemosis of bulbar conjunctiva and fornix conjunctiva inferior.
11) Nevi on the bulbar conjunctiva move freely over the sclera and appear well circumscribed without extension into the cornea.