Conjunctivitis Ligneous

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Conjunctivitis Ligneous

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 fiĀ­brinous 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 10 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of ligneous conjunctivitis with amniotic membrane transplantation and topical cyclosporine.
 

Author(s): Ozlem Yalcin Tok, Fatma Akbas Kocaoglu, Levent Tok, Ayse Burcu, Firdevs Ornek

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. ;60(6):563-6.

 

Ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) is a rare form of bilateral chronic recurrent disease in which thick membranes form on the palpebral conjunctiva and other mucosal sites. We report the clinical features and describe the management of two cases. Case 1 was an 8-month-old patient with bilateral ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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[Ligneous conjunctivitis].
 

Author(s): A Sauer, T Bourcier, C Speeg-Schatz

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2012 Dec;35(10):849-50.

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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[Ligneous conjunctivitis: a case report].
 

Author(s): V Charlet, S Conan, A Volant, J Colin

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2002 Apr;25(4):409-11.

 

We report a case of ligneous conjunctivitis in a young patient and we describe the clinical findings and the histological aspects of the lesions, which allows us to sum up the treatment of this rare disorder. We recommend the use of topical ciclosporine, heparin, and corticosteroids. ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2002

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Efficacy/Safety of Human Plasminogen Eye Drop in Ligneous Conjunctivitis Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ligneous Conjunctivitis

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2013

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