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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.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Conjunctiva." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/all/_vas.
Conjunctiva. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/all/_vas. Accessed January 19, 2020.
Conjunctiva. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/all/_vas
Conjunctiva [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/745061/all/_vas.
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