Flashcards in Conjunctiva Deck (13):
the area where palpebral conjunctiva meets bulbar conjunctiva
conjunctiva that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the anterior aspect of the globe respectively
Palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva
Overproduction of tears. Common response to ocular irritation.
A response to Non-specific antigenic stimulation. They are present everywhere but the bulbar surface of the third eyelid is considered abnormal and consistent with a diagnosis of conjunctivitis.
Conjunctival lymphoid follicles
these are present in conjunctival epithelium and produce the innermost mucus layer of the three-layered tear film. Patients with conjunctivitis will often over produce mucus.
a very common clinical sign with conjunctivitis
found in cases of KCS, due to loss of aqueous portion of the tear film which causes mucous overproduction, bacterial overgrowth and subsquent WBC recruitment.
describes congestion of the superficial vessels of the conjunctiva. Predominance of this finding suggest superficial disease.
refers to congestion of deep conjunctival vessels. Predominance of this CS suggest deeper disease process.
inflammation of the cornea. CS = neovacularization, corneal pigmentation, corneal fibrosis, corneal ulceration, white blood cell infiltration.
Permanent adhesion between the conjunctiva and the cornea
non-pigmented corneal blood vessels. Provides evidence of previous keratitis