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Doctor insights on: Palpebral Conjunctiva

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What can cause red palpebral conjunctiva lower lid and dry feeling?

What can cause red palpebral conjunctiva lower lid and dry feeling?

Many possibilities: Infection, inflammation, irritation, foreign body, dry eyes and more. You will need to see an ophthalmologist to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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Could the conjunctiva be peeled off?

Could the conjunctiva be peeled off?

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. ...Read more

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What causes brown discolouration of the conjunctiva?

What causes brown discolouration of the conjunctiva?

Chronic inflammation: Chronic inflammation of ocular surface can cause brown discoloration. Other possible causes: simply accumulation of pigment cells in people of color; pingueculum; carcinoma of ocular surface. If this is a new observation, see your eye md asap. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot in my conjunctiva?

See your eye doctor: The conjunctiva is the clear tissue that covers the white part of the eyeball. There are cells that contain pigment located in the conjunctiva. These cells can produce excessive pigment and cause brown spots in the eye. The british journal of ophthalmology report that these spots should be examined regularly by an eye care practitioner as up to 30 percent of them can become cancerous. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of pterygium conjunctiva?

Has anyone heard of pterygium conjunctiva?

Yes: A pterygium is a growth from the white of the eye extending to the surface of the cornea. The root of the word means "wing" as it appears to extend onto the clear cornea as a wing. When they get large enough, they may block the vision or cause astigmatism. ...Read more

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I think my conjunctiva is bubbled from contacts?

I think my conjunctiva is bubbled from contacts?

Contact lens problem: Your description sounds like you have inflammation due to contact lenses. Try stopping contact lens wear and if no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of pterygium (conjunctiva condition)?

Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Conjunctiva and a white to white corneal diameter, how are these related?

Margins: Where the cornea ends, the conjunctiva begins. The white to white corneal diameter is the measured dimension of the cornea - usually horizontal. ...Read more