conjunctivochalasis

con·junc·ti·vo·chal·a·sis

(kon-junk'ti-vō-kal'ă-sis),
Condition in which redundant bulbar conjunctiva billows over the eyelid margin or covers the lower punctum.
[conjunctiva + G. chalasis, a loosening]

con·junc·ti·vo·chal·a·sis

(kŏn-jŭngk-tī'vō-kă-lă'sis)
Condition in which redundant bulbar conjunctiva billows over the eyelid margin or covers the lower punctum
[conjunctiva + G. chalasis, a loosening]
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Conjunctivochalasis (CCH) (see Figure 2, page 47) occurs when the conjunctiva loses its adherence to the underlying tissue, forming multiple folds.
Purpose: To evaluate the ocular surface parameters in pseudoexfoliative (PEX) patients with conjunctivochalasis (CCh).
Key Words: Pseudoexfoliation syndrome, conjunctivochalasis, ocular surface
7) Dysregulated expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors (TIMPs) have been implicated in many disease processes accompanied by abnormal matrix production, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy, (8) secondary cataract formation, (9) the pathogenesis of pterygia (10,11) and conjunctivochalasis (CCh).
Over-expression of MMP-1 and MMP-3 by cultured conjunctivochalasis fibroblasts.
Regulation of Collagenase, Stromelysin, and gelatinase B in human conjunctival and conjunctivochalasis fibroblasts by interleukin-1 beta and tumor necrosis factor-alpha.
Changes of conjunctivochalasis with age in a hospital-based study.
Assessing the severity of conjunctivochalasis in a senile population: a community-based epidemiology study in Shanghai, China.
A progressive impairment of this lymphatic system is also thought to be responsible for the development of conjunctivochalasis, (5) perhaps better known by the acronym lid-parallel-conjunctival-folds or LIPCOF.
The other tissue change to be considered in the ageing eye is the presence of lid parallel conjunctival folds (LIPCOF) or conjunctivochalasis (a baggy conjunctiva with folds that may rest on the lower eyelid) (2).