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What is conjunctiva?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Conjunctiva

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

In brief: Conjunctiva

Conjunctiva is the pinkish moist skin covering the surface of the eye and the underside of the eyelids.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Eye surface

This is the thin membrane that covers the eye and the inner portions of the eyelids.

In brief: Eye surface

This is the thin membrane that covers the eye and the inner portions of the eyelids.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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