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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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What is conjunctiva?

What is conjunctiva?

Conjunctiva: Conjunctiva is the pinkish moist skin covering the surface of the eye and the underside of the eyelids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: conjunctiva?

What is the definition or description of: conjunctiva?

Conjunctiva: The conjunctiva is a nearly transparent membrane that covers the white sclera of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. Cells in the conjunctiva contribute to the lubrication of the eyes. ...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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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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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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