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the area where palpebral conjunctiva meets bulbar conjunctiva

Conjunctival fornix

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conjunctiva that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the anterior aspect of the globe respectively

Palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva

3

Overproduction of tears. Common response to ocular irritation.

Epiphora

4

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

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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.

Goblet cells

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a very common clinical sign with conjunctivitis

Mucoid discharge

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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.

Mucopurulent discharge

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describes congestion of the superficial vessels of the conjunctiva. Predominance of this finding suggest superficial disease.

Conjunctival Hyperemia

9

refers to congestion of deep conjunctival vessels. Predominance of this CS suggest deeper disease process.

Episcleral injection

10

inflammation of the cornea. CS = neovacularization, corneal pigmentation, corneal fibrosis, corneal ulceration, white blood cell infiltration.

Keratitis

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Permanent adhesion between the conjunctiva and the cornea

Symblepharon

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non-pigmented corneal blood vessels. Provides evidence of previous keratitis

Ghost vessels

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Edema of the conjunctiva

Chemosis