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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.
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The blepharospasm and epiphora OS remained unchanged; however, the conjunctival hyperemia and chemosis had decreased from moderate to mild.
The rate of these minor complications (the presence of chemosis and subconjunctival haemorrhage) did not differ significantly between the two groups (Table 3).
An exam revealed significant bilateral chemosis and proptosis, both more apparent in the left eye.
The most common adverse events in patients treated with Alrex were abnormal vision/blurring, burning, chemosis, discharge, and dry eyes.
The rates of chemosis (6% and 12% overall) and subconjunctival haemorrhage (6% and 12% overall) did not trend with increased experience.
The following day, decreased lid swelling, erythema, and eye discharge were observed, with trace conjunctival injection and minimal chemosis.
Five sets of measurements were deleted because the pupillometer was unable to make a measurement, due mainly to periorbital edema or chemosis.
The most common adverse events of patients treated with Lotemax(TM) were abnormal vision/blurring, burning, chemosis, discharge, and dry eyes.
The patient should have other accompanying signs of allergic eye disease such as papillae and chemosis.
Ocular involvement, including chemosis, blepharoconjunctivitis, keratitis, symblepharon, ankyloblepharon, cicatricial ectropion, and mydriasis, was reported in 89% of the affected birds.
Inferior erosion produces palatal swelling, and superior erosion produces proptosis, chemosis, erythema, and restriction of extraocular movements.
11,23) Signs and symptoms include itching, tearing, eyelid oedema, chemosis (conjunctival oedema) (Figure 1) and sometimes a papillary reaction.