Conjunctiva

Definition of Conjunctiva:

Mucous membrane covering the rear surface of the eyelids and the top surface of the eyeball.  Conjunctivitis: An inflammation of the conjunctiva, either from environmental irritation, allergies, viral or bacterial infections.

Also: Conjunctivitis

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Allergic Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the clear membrane covering the 'white' part of the eyes) due to a reaction from allergy-causing substances such as pollen and pet dander...”
...relationship to Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever
“The most common cause of allergic conjunctivitis is hay fever...”
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Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...our question about How often you have itchy eyes
“Itching is the hallmark of allergic conjunctivitis, as well as other forms of allergic eye disease...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...Acne*, allergies, arthritis – some types*, athletes foot*, bad breath, bladder infections, cystitis*, bleeding gums, boils*, burns*, candida*, canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds, colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea injury*, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, diabetes*, diarrhea*, digestive aid, diphtheria, dysentery, ear infections*, eczema – various locations*, fibrositis, flu*, gastritis,...”

Conjunctivitis

...the condition
“Commonly known as "pinkeye" because of the inflamed tissues that are seen when the eyelid is pulled back, conjunctivitis is the most common infectious disease of the eye affecting children...”
...our question about Eye irritation
“The first symptom of conjunctivitis is discomfort in the eye, followed by redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue covering the eye and inner surface of the eyelids...”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“Vitamin A deficiency has been reported in people with chronic conjunctivitis...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“In most cases of adult or childhood conjunctivitis, treatment with topical antibiotics is initiated without cultures...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“MSM eye drops used frequently may help in cases of mild conjunctivitis...”

Eyebright

...as a treatment
“...This helps to relieve conjunctivitis and other inflammatory conditions of the eye...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...Tea made from crushed fennel seeds has been used as an eyewash for conjunctivitis...”

HIV/AIDS

...the condition
“...In addition, they also have severe forms of the bacterial infections that all children may get, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections or tonsillitis...”
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Indoor Allergies

...the condition
“...relating to eye problems is: "if it itches, it's allergy; if it burns or stings, it's probably dry eye; and if the eyelids stick together in the morning, with crusts on the eyelashes, it's bacterial conjunctivitis...”

Iritis

...the condition
“...Iritis is sometimes confused with conjunctivitis, a much less serious disorder of the clear outer lining of the eye...”

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Infections (bronchitis, rhinitis, and conjunctivitis)...”

STD Chlamydia

...the condition
“...Chlamydia may also result in adverse outcomes of pregnancy, including neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia...”

Topical Applications

...as a treatment
“...Topical medications may also be inhalational, such as asthma medications, or applied to the surface of tissues other than the skin, such as eye drops applied to the conjunctiva, or ear drops placed in the ear, or medications applied to the surface of a tooth...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...coli; Salmonella; Pneumonia; Infected wounds; Typhoid fever; Chronic disease ... Chronic allergic conjunctivitis...”

Vasopressin

...as a treatment
“...There is occasional nasal itchiness, headaches, conjunctivitis, sore throat, nausea, abdominal pain and the urgent need to defecate as a result of increased bowel stimulation does rarely occur...”

Vitamin A

...as a treatment
“...Therapeutic doses also help treat glaucoma and conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids)...”
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