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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

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.
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Allergic conjunctivitis is usually observed together with rhinitis, asthma and eczema in advanced childhood and early adulthood and conjunctival edema may accompany.
Various clinical pictures including mild-moderate conjunctival erythema, little, mucoid or abundant, purulent discharge, ocular edema, conjunctival edema or pseudomembrane formation may be observed (7,8,18).
cattle with clinical sign EHD status ([dagger]) Anorexia RM UE Stomatitis RD Lame Suspected (n = 41) 16 20 9 12 5 6 PCR+ (n = 1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Seropositive (n = 1) 1 1 0 1 0 1 Virus isolated (n = 6) 6 6 0 4 3 3 * EHD, epizootic hemorrhagic disease; CE, conjunctival edema; RM, reduced milk; UE, udder edema; RD, respiratory distress.