Conjunctivochalasis - Loose Eye Skin

Commonly a patient will ask about a jelly substance on the white part of their eye.  In most cases,  the person is concerned about loose skin over the whites of the eye.  Conjuctivochalasis is the medical term for this condition.  A typical presentation is clear swollen tissue (jelly) pushed upwards along the border of the lower lid.  In many cases, it blocks the drainage of the tears and causes watery eyes.  Conjuctivochalasis usually co-exists with blepharitis and dry eye syndrome.  There are treatment options.  Pharmacological options like topical steroid and topical anti-histamine drops.  Surgical treatment is also a possibility if it really bothers you.  A consultation with your optometrist can ease your concerns.

 

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