conjunctival fornix

(redirected from conjunctival cul-de-sac)

con·junc·ti·val for·nix

the space formed by the junction of the bulbar and palpebral portions of the conjunctiva, that of the upper lid being the superior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae superior [TA]) and that of the lower lid, the inferior conjunctival fornix [TA] (fornix conjunctivae inferior [TA]).
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The source of infection maybe saprophytic, commensal organism from the conjunctival cul-de-sac or from the nasal cavity (which maybe nonpathogenic under normal environment of the lacrimal passage), but in an altered environment of sac may gain pathogenic characteristics leading on to dacryocystitis.
Apart from the standard ocular examination, syringing of the lacrimal sac and microbiological study of the conjunctival cul-de-sac, lacrimal sac and the flora of the nasal cavity should be done to know, which of the organisms are affecting the lacrimal sac and also to know whether they are bacterial, fungal or viral in origin.