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What is a conjunctival sac? Does everybody have one?

What is a conjunctival sac? Does everybody have one?

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

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What are the symptoms of conjunctival carcinoma?

What are the symptoms of conjunctival carcinoma?

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

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What is the meaning of conjunctival hyperemia? Is there too much blood there?

What is the meaning of conjunctival hyperemia? Is there too much blood there?

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

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What are some treatments for conjunctival cyst?

What are some treatments for conjunctival cyst?

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

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How are conjunctival tumors treated?

How are conjunctival tumors treated?

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

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How can I remove my conjunctival nevus?

How can I remove my conjunctival nevus?

Ophthalmologist: If you have a conjunctival nevus which bothers you, then see your ophthalmologist about removal. These can usually be easily removed in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with no subsequent scarring. ...Read more

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I think I have conjunctival nevus, who can diagnose, treat?

I think I have conjunctival nevus, who can diagnose, treat?

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

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If you are supposed to put eyedrops in the conjunctival sac, where is your conjunctival sac?

If you are supposed to put eyedrops in the conjunctival sac, where is your conjunctival sac?

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

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Has anyone ever had or heard of a subtarsal conjunctival cyst?

Has anyone ever had or heard of a subtarsal conjunctival cyst?

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

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May I know how to differentiate conjunctival versus subconjunctival haemorrhage?

May I know how to differentiate conjunctival versus subconjunctival haemorrhage?

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

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Removal of conjunctival nevus on a 4 year old. Is it necessary or can wait until older?

Removal of conjunctival nevus on a 4 year old. Is it necessary or can wait until older?

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

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Any body got treated from conjunctival nevus? Is it just a mole?

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

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How long does conjunctival hemorrhage take to lose the redness and discoloration?

How long does conjunctival hemorrhage take to lose the redness and discoloration?

Maybe many weeks: The discoloration may resolve infants but may take many weeks. It depends on how much blood is there. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you remove a conjunctival eye cyst?

How do you remove a conjunctival eye cyst?

Excision: A benign conjunctival cyst that causes associated irritation or is large enough to be bothersome, can be excised under local or topical anesthesia. I do these in my office under an operating microscope, and I generally have to place an absorbable suture to secure the wound. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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If I have sub-conjunctival haemorrhaging, should I stop smoking weed for a week?

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If I have sub-conjunctival haemorrhaging, should I stop smoking weed for a week?

Weed: I would stop smoking weed until it is gone, & if still there after a week, seek consult with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any problem if I read or use computer while having a sub conjunctival hemorrhage?

Help! Need to know if there's any problem if I read or use computer while having a sub conjunctival hemorrhage?

No problem: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is on the surface of the eye away from the functional parts. So you can do whatever visual activites - reading, computer use, driving, etc. - while the hemorrhage clears. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See Dr.: Corneal abrasions can be painful and may need treatment with antibacterial creams to help the healing process and as well prevent an infection which would be problematic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: There may be some redness....reaction to the surgery. No eye patch generally needed unless a dressing was placed there by the Opthamologist who did the surgery! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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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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