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CONJUNCTIVA

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CONJUNCTIVA

1. This transparent membrane is attached at the margins of the cornea.

2. It is loosely attached to the sclera and thence reflected over the inner surface of the eyelids.

3. It is firmly attached to the tarsal plates and blends with the skin at the margins of the lids.

BRANCHES OF THE OPHTHALMIC DIVISION OF TRIGEMINAL
4. Nerve supply to the superior palpebral + scleral surface - lacrimal n. + supratrochlear n. + infratrochlear n. + supraorbital n.

BRANCH OF THE MAXILLARY DIVISION OF TRIGEMINAL
5. Nerve supply to the inferior palpebral + scleral surface - infraorbital n.

BRANCH OF THE NASOCILIARY NERVE (OPHTHALMIC DIVISION OF TRIGEMINAL)
6. Nerve supply to the cornea - long ciliary n.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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