Tenon capsule

fas·ci·al sheath of eye·ball

[TA]
a condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike episcleral space; the sheath is attached to the sclera near the sclerocorneal junction and blends with the fascia of the extraocular muscles.
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fas·ci·al sheath of eye·ball

(fash'ē-ăl shēth ī'bawl) [TA]
A condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike episcleral space; the sheath is attached to the sclera near the sclerocorneal junction and blends with the fascia of the extraocular muscles.
Synonym(s): Tenon capsule.
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Tenon capsule

A thin connective tissue envelope of the posterior eyeball behind the conjunctiva.
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Tenon,

Jacques R., French pathologist and oculist, 1724-1816.
Tenon capsule - Synonym(s): fascial sheath of eyeball
Tenon space - the space between the fascial sheath of the eyeball and the sclera. Synonym(s): episcleral space
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Mitomycin C (MMC) has enhanced the surgical success rate of trabeculectomy through inhibition of Tenon capsule fibroblast proliferation.
We have one case of conjuctival granuloma which may be due to inadequate excision of tenon tissue on recipient bed since conjunctiva usually contracts more than the tenon's capsule resulting exposure of it (tenon capsule).
Previous studies have shown that human Tenon capsule fibroblasts (HTFs) located in the incision area play a major role in scar formation via the proliferation, migration, and synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) [4, 5].
Conjunctival graft was prepared with Westcott scissors and tying forceps, avoiding the Tenon capsule. Epithelial surface of the graft was marked with a surgical pen and excised with a Vannas' scissors along the limbal edge.