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|The upper half of a sagittal section through the front of the eyeball. (Label for 'Conjunctiva' visible at center-left.)|
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|Horizontal section of the eyeball. (Conjunctiva labeled at upper left.)|
Function[edit | edit source]
The conjunctiva is typically divided into three parts:
- Palpebral or tarsal conjunctiva: The conjunctiva lining the eyelids.
- Fornix conjunctiva: The conjunctiva where the inner part of the eyelids and the eyeball meet, the palpebral conjunctiva is reflected at the superior fornix and the inferior fornix to become the bulbar conjunctiva.
- Bulbar or ocular conjunctiva: The conjunctiva covering the eyeball, over the sclera. This region of the conjunctiva is bound tightly and moves with the eyeball movements.
Diseases and disorders[edit | edit source]
- Main article: List of eye diseases and disorders
Disorders of the conjunctiva and cornea are a common source of eye complaints.
Degeneration and dystrophia are less common causes of problems.
Conjunctival irritation is one of the adverse health effects that can take place after overexposure to VOCs (Volatile organic compounds).
See also[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- London Place Eye Center (2003). Conjunctivitis. Retrieved July 25, 2004.
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- Medicinenet.com (1999). Conjunctiva. Retrieved July 25, 2004.
- MedEd at Loyola medicine/pulmonar/images/anatomy/eyeli.jpg
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