Chapter 2 Conjunctiva


The conjunctiva is a highly vascular layer on the surface of the eye and eyelids. It functions in some respects as a lymph node does, reacting to antigens to which the ocular surface is exposed. The most frequently diagnosed condition is conjunctivitis, which may have various causes (e.g., infectious, allergic). Infectious conjunctivitis and its sequelae are seen commonly in cats. Conjunctival lesions in dogs and cats, including neoplasia, are illustrated in this chapter.

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Jul 31, 2016 | Posted by in INTERNAL MEDICINE | Comments Off on Conjunctiva

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