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The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the sclera (white part of the eye) and lines the inside of the eyelids. It helps lubricate the eye by producing mucus and tears, although not as much tears as the lacrimal gland. (London Place Eye Center, 2003). The sclera is the white outer coating of the eye. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... An eyelid is a thin membrane of skin with the purpose of covering and protecting an eye. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mucus is a slippery secretion of the lining of various membranes in the body (mucous membranes). ... Jump to: navigation, search Tears trickling down the cheeks Lacrimation is the bodys process of producing tears, which are a liquid to clean and lubricate the eyes. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tears trickling down the cheeks Lacrimation is the bodys process of producing tears, which are a liquid to clean and lubricate the eyes. ... Lacrimal apparatus of the right eye. ...


Histology

The conjunctiva is typically divided into three parts:

  1. Palpebral or tarsal conjunctiva - the conjunctiva lining the eyelids
  2. Fornix conjunctiva - the conjunctiva where the inner part of the eyelids and the eyeball meet
  3. Bulbar or ocular conjuctiva - the conjunctiva over the eyeball

Diseases and disorders

Main article: List of eye diseases and disorders

Disorders of the conjunctiva and cornea are a common source of eye complaints. The surface of the eye is exposed to various external influences and is especially suspectible to trauma, infections, and allergic reactions. Degeneration and dystrophia are less common causes of problems. The conjunctiva is best known because of its inflamed state, conjunctivitis, which is more commonly known as 'pink eyes'. Jump to: navigation, search This is a partial list of eye diseases and disorders. ... Jump to: navigation, search The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber and provides most of an eyes optical power [1]. Together with the lens, the cornea refracts light and consequently helps the eye to focus. ... Jump to: navigation, search Inflammation is the first response of the immune system to infection or irritation and may be referred to as the innate cascade. ...


References

  • London Place Eye Center (2003). Conjunctivitis. Retrieved July 25, 2004.
  • Medicinenet.com (1999). Conjunctiva. Retrieved July 25, 2004.


Sensory system - Visual system - Eye
Optic disc - Retina - Cornea - Iris - Pupil - Lens - Macula - Sclera - Optic fovea - Blind spot - Vitreous humour - Aqueous humour - Choroid - Ciliary body - Conjunctiva - Angle structure - Tapetum lucidum

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