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chemosis

 [ke-mo´sis]
edema of the conjunctiva of the eye.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)]
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chemosis

Edema of bulbar conjunctiva around the iris
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

chemosis 

Severe oedema of the conjunctiva. See thyroid ophthalmopathy.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Caption: FIGURE 3: The tear ferning test (TFT) score shows direct correlation with mucous secretion severity (p = 0.004, R = 0.373) (a) and conjunctival chemosis (p = 0.031, R = 0.278) (b), indicating altered quality of the lacrimal mucous component.
In the current case, visual acuity and chemosis improved, but other items such as soft tissue involvement and extraocular muscle involvement still had elevated scores [Table 1].
The patient's symptoms improved rapidly after initiation of anti-coagulation, including resolution of chemosis (Figure 2).
Table 1: Mean scores of ocular signs and symptoms at baseline, Visits 1 and 2 Variable Olopatadine 0.2% OD Baseline Visit 1 Visit 2 Redness 2.57 0.84 0.51 Chemosis 0.33 0.06 0.04 Lid edema 0.29 0.04 0.00 Itching 2.71 0.71 0.27 Discomfort 1.98 0.14 0.06 Foreingn body sensation 2.31 0.08 0.02 Stinging 2.16 0.02 0.00 Photophobia 0.65 0.02 0.00
Neurological examination showed chemosis, limited eye movements in all directions, and minimal exophthalmos in the left eye on the sixth day, as non-existing symptoms on admission (Figure 1(a)).
[2] Clinical reports have shown that contact with PPD leads to irritation of skin, dermatitis, arthritis, asthma, conjunctivitis, chemosis, exophthalmos, lacrimation, and even permanent blindness.
The principal features are periorbital pain and edema, diplopia, chemosis, ptosis, and gaze paresis (4,5).
Ocular complications include uveitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, conjunctival edema (chemosis), ocular muscle palsies, scleritis, retinal vascular occlusion and ulceration, scarring and even necrosis of the lids.1
Blood stained discharge was coming from both the eyes due to chemosis and conjunctival lacerations.
Clinical signs 1 Conjunctival and relapsing lesions in both eyes 2 Mild scleritis, proliferative eye lesions 3 Episcleral swelling and vascular congestion, squinting, scleral indentation in the temporal fundus 4 Inflammatory conjunctival follicles, mild epiphora, mild diffuse conjunctival hyperemia, episcleral 5 Moderate blepharospasm and conjunctival hyperemia 6 Moderate chemosis, episcleral flocculent mass 7 Chronic waxing/waning episcleral mass 8 Chronic conjunctivitis, superficial keratitis, episcleral mass, chemosis