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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(i) At day 1: (1) blebs were elevated and with significant hyperemia ([??] indicates elevated bleb); (2) the connective tissue of the bulbar conjunctiva was markedly oedematous and loose and vascular dilation and congestion were obvious, with an abundance of infiltrating neutrophils.
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).
Elevated risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva among adults with AIDS in the United States.
The scleral portion to align the conjunctiva without standoff or compression controlled by the edge design.
A large mass was attached to the superotemporal cornea and conjunctiva with a large number of hairs arising from the surface (Fig.
In our patient with relatively large, amorphous conjunctival pigmentation, surgical excision could have left a large conjunctival defect and suturing the conjunctiva would have been technically difficult because of the pigmentation shape.
Increased expression of IL-13 in TSP-1 null conjunctiva is consistent with increased goblet cell numbers detected in the earlier stages of ocular surface inflammation between 8 and 12 weeks of age [16].
* the bulbar conjunctiva that covers the sclera and includes the corneo-conjunctival limbus
Hyperemia of conjunctiva with various degrees of intensity was found in all patients; 52 examinees had chemosis and eye lid skin edema (Photo 3), hypertrophy of conjunctival follicles being found in 25 eyes.
A rare case of multiple cavernous hemangiomas with an unusual extraconal and superomedial location and arising from conjunctiva is presented here.
Ocular examination of right eye revealed visual acuity 6/6, swollen lids, hyperemic and congested conjunctiva (fig.