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A 48-year-old member asked:

what is conjunctiva?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Eye surface: This is the thin membrane that covers the eye and the inner portions of the eyelids.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer! I agree 100%
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Causes red eyes: If you attempt to touch your own pupil or colored iris, you will actually touch a clear tissue called cornea. If you attempt, to touch the white part of your eye, you will touch a clear tissue called conjunctiva. The conjunctiva has thin blood vessels that enlarge with inflammation. Inflammation gives you red eyes (conjunctivitis). Causes: irritation, infection, allergies. Don't touch your eyes!
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Conjunctiva: Conjunctiva is the pinkish moist skin covering the surface of the eye and the underside of the eyelids.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Eye lining: This is the transparent membrane that overlies the sclera. Since it is transparent, the eye looks white due to the sclera underneath. It forms a continuous barrier which prevents anything from getting behind the eye. It is richly vascularized and forms a part of the eye protection. It produces a continuous layering of healthy tears keeping the eye lubricated.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Has anyone heard of injection of the conjunctiva?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
=redness: Injection is a term used to mean redness, indicating infection or inflammation.
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A 46-year-old female asked:

Red tarsal conjunctiva and dry why?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many possible reason: Tarsal conj is difficult to see on yourself, so are you sure you have the terminology correct? Tarsal conjunctiva is the conjunctiva adjacent to the tarsal plate on the upper lid. It is usually examined by inverting the upper lid.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How to treat swollen conjunctiva?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Usually: Due to allergies. Try allergy medication either by mouth or eye drops.
India
A 19-year-old male asked:

What is treatment for muddy conjunctiva?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Cosmetics: Muddy conjunctiva is due to pigment deposition in the substance of the tissue which gives it a yellowish - brown appearance. Argon laser treatment can lessen this appearance although not all ophthalmologists will do this. It is a cosmetic enhancement and must be paid out of pocket.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Could the conjunctiva be peeled off?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Yikes: Certainly as it can be cut free from its moorings and opened to reveal the space underneath - something done to accomplish certain kinds of eye surgery. This of course would be extremely painful in the unanesthetized eye and would accomplish nothing healthful for the eye and vision - so don't do this at home.

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