Swollen eye or conjunctiva

Alternative names
Fluid-filled conjunctiva; Chemosis

Chemosis is a condition in which the membranes that line the eyelids and surface of the eye (conjunctiva) are swollen. The outer surface covering appears to have fluid in it. Often, the conjunctiva become so swollen that the eyes cannot close properly.

see Chemosis.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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