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n. pl. con·junc·ti·vas or con·junc·ti·vae (-vē)
The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin (membrāna) coniūnctīva, connective (membrane), feminine of Late Latin coniūnctīvus, connective, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin.]

con′junc·ti′val (-vəl) adj.
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Adj.1.conjunctival - of or relating to the conjunctiva


a. conjuntivo-a, rel. a la conjuntiva;
___ diseasesenfermedades de la conjuntiva.


adj conjuntival
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These include surface stabilisation procedures such as occlusion of puncta, tarsoraphy, conjunctival flap, anterior stromal puncture and phototherapeutic keratectomy, ocular surface transplantation such as conjunctival autograft and limbal stem cell transplantation.
A comparative study of recurrent pterygium surgery: limbal conjunctival autograft transplantation versus mitomycin C with conjunctival flap.
37) Specific to glaucoma surgery, ptosis occurrence appears unrelated to primary versus secondary surgery, with or without combined cataract surgery and irrespective of the type and size of conjunctival flap.
Following stabilization of the globe with a 8/0 vicryl traction suture placed in the superior limbus, a conjunctival flap was created based at the fornix.
The different corneal bandaging techniques using contact lenses, collagen based biomaterials, cyano-acrylate tissue adhesives, corneal graft, third eye lid flap, conjunctival flap and temporary tarsorrhaphy for repair of full thickness defect in cornea has also been described (Miller, 2008).
Contract awarded for keratoplasty (kpp) corneal transplant right eye removal mas conjunctival flap (assisted local anesthesia).
Table 1: Bacteria obtained from culturing Samples of canine corneal ulcers Percent Number of dogs Bacteria 28 6 Staphylococcus coagulase + 23 5 Staphylococcus coagulase - 4 1 Pseudomonas 4 1 Streptococcus 4 1 Fungus 37 8 Negative culture 100 22 Total Table 2: Performed Treatment on corneal ulcers in dogs Treatment Number of dogs Percent Ciprofloxacin and amikacin drops 12 54 Conjunctival flap with topical drops 6 28 Eye evisceration in time references 4 18 Total 22 100
Sliding conjunctival flap in the surgical management of pterygium: A better approach.
simple conjunctival closure (SCC) and rotational conjunctival flap (RCF).
The scleral graft should be accompanied by conjunctival flap, because it provides vascularization, avoids epithelial loss, maintains the graft integrity and acts in the prophylaxis of the infection (LEWIN, 1999; TI & TAN, 2003; OZCAN et al.
Either a limbus or fornix based conjunctival flap was fashioned after which two Mitomycin soaked pledgetts were placed subconjunctivally for five minutes and irrigated copiously with BSS.
The sloughed graft was removed and a regrafting was done using a conjunctival flap [18] from the fellow eye.