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chemosis

 [ke-mo´sis]
edema of the conjunctiva of the eye.

che·mo·sis

(kē-mō'sis),
Edema of the bulbar conjunctiva, forming a swelling around the cornea.
[G. chēmē, a yawning, the cockle (from its gaping shell)]

chemosis

/che·mo·sis/ (ke-mo´sis) edema of the conjunctiva of the eye.

chemosis

[kimō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, cheme, cockle, osis, condition
an abnormal edematous swelling of the mucous membrane covering the eyeball and lining the eyelids. Usually the result of local trauma or infection, chemosis may also occur in acute conjunctivitis. Obstruction of normal lymph flow, such as might result from growth of a tumor within the eye socket, may less commonly cause chemosis. Systemic disorders, such as angioneurotic edema, anemia, and Bright's disease, may also cause the condition. Also called conjunctival edema.
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Chemosis

chemosis

Edema of bulbar conjunctiva around the iris

che·mo·sis

(kē-mō'sis)
Edema of the bulbar conjunctiva, forming a swelling around the cornea.
[G. chēmē, a yawning, the cockle (from its gaping shell)]

chemosis

Collection of fluid under the CONJUNCTIVA covering the white of the eye so that it balloons forward. Chemosis is an indication of severe inflammation, often from allergy. On resolution of the inflammation, the conjuctiva settles back into place.

chemosis 

Severe oedema of the conjunctiva. See thyroid ophthalmopathy.

chemosis

marked edema of the conjunctiva of the eye.