Description

The posterior surface or eyelid is composed by the palpebral conjonctiva : it is a transparent muscous membrane with a stratified columnar epithelium containing many mucus-secreting goblet cells for lubrification of the corneal epithelium.

The palpebral conjunctiva is continuous with the bulbar conjunctival epithelium, which reflects over the front of the eyeball.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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