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What Is Conjunctive
Part of the eye:
1- the conjuctival sac is the area between the eyelid and the eye. We put there medications to treat different eye problems.
2- yes, everybody has at least one (unless you don't have eyes!). ...Read more
External change.: Usually, conjunctival carcinoma is asymptomatic. It often goes undetected even when observed by experienced eye professionals. It is often confused for a benign conjunctival growth such as a pinguculae or a pterygium. A patient may notice a flat growth or transluscent discoloring of their conjunctivae. A definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy and treatment with topical anti-neoplastic drops. ...Read more
Redness.: Conjunctival hyperemia is one form of what results in a "red" eye. The term "hyperemia" refers to an engorgement of the blood vessels in any part of the body. In this case it is in the conjunctivae. It is a sign of inflammation in the part of the body where the "hyperemia" is present. The blood vessels are engorged as a result of additional inflammatory cells accumulating in the blood vessels. ...Read more
Conjunctival cyst: Depending on the size. A small conj. Cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. ...Read more
Conjunctival tumors: Tumors of the conjunctiva, like those elsewhere, can be benign or malignant. If benign, and large or unsightly, then simple excision is done. If malignant and primary excision is done and may be followed with chemo or radiation. If metastatic, than the source tumor must be sought and treated. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist: Nevi of the conjunctiva are benign and rarely become malignant. If that is what you have, it should be photographed and checked every couple of years. They are fairly easy to excise for biopsy purposes if necessary. ...Read more
Eye lining: The term conjunctival sac refers to the space opened when you pull your lower lid down exposing the eye lining. This creates a sac like are onto which eyedrops can be placed. Once in that space, when you let the lid go, the drops spreads over the whole eye. ...Read more
Conjunctival cyst: Conjunctival cyst on back side of eyelid. Depending on the size. A small conjunctival cyst can be removed by incising with a small needle and is painless. A larger one may need to be incised and the entire cyst sack be removed. This takes a little longer, but with the right drops and possibly a small injection of Lidocaine is painless also. Both can be performed under topical drops without pain. ...Read more
Same: Most hemorrhages in this area are due to free blood under the conjunctiva and overtop of the sclera. Conjunctival hemorrhage is a loose term used for almost the same thing. It usually has a traumatic origin. A hemorrhage inside of the conjunctiva would probably leak to the surface and rapidly disappear. Subconj hemorrhages can stay around 1-2 weeks and are usually benign. ...Read more
Wait...: Nevi of the conjunctiva generally develop during the first 2 decades of life. In children, pure junctional nevi are common. In general, nevi of the conjunctiva are "benign" pigmented lesions of the ocular surface and are freely mobile over the surface of the globe. Unless a biopsy is required for ruling out malignant melanoma, a nevus is usually excised for cosmetic reasons only. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with a conjunctival cyst. I had it lanced and within 1 day it has filled back up with fluid. What is the next step?
Conjunctival nevus: The conjunctival nevus is one of the most common benign tumors of the ocular surface. Melanomas are rare; they can arise without a preexisting conjunctival nevus, or due to malignant transformation in case of pam (primary acquired melanosis). ...Read more
Maybe many weeks: The discoloration may resolve infants but may take many weeks. It depends on how much blood is there. ...Read more
I'm an ER doc trying to diagnose itchy swollen unilateral ypper lid in healthy 23 year old of 2 days duration. No conjunctival or lower lid involveme?
Consider insect bite: Where I live, Seattle, there are spiders all over the place. They like to drop down on their silken lines onto the faces of sleeping people and occasionally will take a nip. A lid with little erythema, itchiness and swelling is the usual result of this. Sometimes you can observe the bite marks - two punctures close together, at the center of the swollen lid. Treat with antihistamines. ...Read more
Weed: I would stop smoking weed until it is gone, & if still there after a week, seek consult with ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Help! Need to know if there's any problem if I read or use computer while having a sub conjunctival hemorrhage?
My son has a mild conjunctival inflammation from scratching his eye while playing. He's fine but its still reddish in inner corner 9 day later?
Why there is no lymph node in the orbital cavity?? sub-tarsal sulcus trap small foreign particle into conjunctival sac what's important of this?
After the removal of my conjunctival nevus, will my co-workers see anything noticeable in my eye on the next day? Eye patch or anything required?
I was diagnosed conjunctival nevus in my eye. I have scheduled a removal in 3 weeks. How is the removal done and is there anything special after it?
Complete excision: Benign lesions, such as your diagnosed conjunctival Nevus, may be completely excised with special scissors & the wound closed with dissolvable sutures. An antibiotic eye drop & steroid eye drop (usually in a combination form) are prescribed for protection and control of inflammation. Directions given to you are for protecting the eye (shield at night) and for preventing contamination of the eye. ...Read more
?: It won't go away unless excised.Get a more detailed answer ›
What r different methods to remove broken soft contacts lodged in both eyes deep in conjunctival upper fornix and medial n lateral side of eyeball.
Irrigation/ sweep: Soft contact lenses can get stuck or can tear, and pieces can be stuck inside the conjunctival fornices. These pieces usually will work themselves out, but occasionally irrigation with an eye wash stream, sweeping the fornices with a pre-moistened q-tip after topical anesthetic and/or jeweler's forceps can remove the pieces. The eye doc will flip the eyelid to better visualize as well. ...Read more
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