Conjunctivitis Ligneous

Common Name(s)

Conjunctivitis Ligneous, Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis ligneous, also called recurrent membranous conjunctivitis, is an uncommon form of conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, also called pinkeye, is an infection of the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the white part of the eyeball. Although an exact cause is not known, conjunctivitis ligneous may be caused by a viral infection or chemical irritants. The main characteristic of conjunctivitis ligneous is the formation of fi­brinous exudates, a wood-like structure, on the surface and inside of conjunctiva (membrane of eye and eyelid). Although the formations may be removed, sometimes conjunctivitis ligneous is recurrent and comes back after removal. Membranes can eventually develop granuloma, a collection of immune cells that are trying to remove the infection. There are not many effective treatment options for conjunctivitis; antibiotics may be used to prevent secondary infection in other parts of the eye and body, but they do not lessen the severity of symptoms or shorten the disease.

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The terms "Conjunctivitis Ligneous" returned 18 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Co-existing ligneous conjunctivitis and IgG4-related disease.
 

Author(s): Wei-Yu Chiang, Ting-Ting Liu, Wan-Ting Huang, Ming-Tse Kuo

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jul;64(7):532-4.

 

Herein, we elucidate that ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) was proved as an IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) by a series of pathologic studies from primary and recurrent episodes of an LC patient. LC was diagnosed based on clinical presentation and pathological appearance; furthermore, ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2016

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Clinical and histopathological aspects in two cases of ligneous conjunctivitis.
 

Author(s): Carmen LuminiŢa Mocanu, Maria Rodica Mănescu, Andreea Gabriela Deca, Ştefania CrăiŢoiu, Sanda Jurja

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2016 ;57(2):601-5.

 

Ligneous conjunctivitis represents a very rare form of chronic membranous conjunctivitis, with unknown etiology; less than 200 cases have been reported in the literature, most of them in infants and children. After 40 years, this condition appears in exceptional circumstances. We ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016

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Successful treatment of ligneous conjunctivitis with topical fresh frozen plasma in an infant.
 

Author(s): Zuhal Özen Tunay, Özdemir Özdemir, Damla Acar, Ece Gül, Serap Akbay

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;78(5):318-9.

 

A 6-month-old female infant presented to our clinic with bilateral eyelid swelling, yellowish-white membranes under both lids, and mucoid ocular discharge. Her aunt had similar ocular problems that were undiagnosed. The conjunctival membranes were excised and histopathological investigation ...

Last Updated: 15 Oct 2015

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