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(-tī′vē″) pl. -vae-vas [L. (membrana) conjunctiva, conjunctive (membrane)] The mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and is reflected onto the eyeball.
DIVISIONS The palpebral conjunctiva covers the undersurface of the eyelids. The bulbar conjunctiva coats the anterior portion of the eyeball. The fornix conjunctiva is the transition portion forming a fold between the lid and the globe.
INSPECTION The palpebral and ocular portions should be examined. Color, degree of moisture, presence of foreign bodies or petechial hemorrhages, and inflammation should be observed.
PATHOLOGY Conjunctival pathology includes trachoma, pannus, and discoloration. Yellowish discoloration is seen in jaundice and pale conjunctivae are seen in anemias. Note: The skin of a person with hypercarotinemia is yellow, but the conjunctivae are not.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Conjunctiva." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/0/conjunctiva.
Conjunctiva. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/0/conjunctiva. Accessed November 30, 2023.
Conjunctiva. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/0/conjunctiva
Conjunctiva [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 November 30]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/0/conjunctiva.
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