Blepharoconjunctivitis

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Blepharoconjunctivitis is an ophthalmic (concerning the eye) condition in which both the eyelids and the conjuctiva are inflamed.

That this term concerns the eyelids is indicated by the prefix "blephar-" which refers to the eyelid. That this term concerns the conjunctiva is indicated by the word-part "-conjunct-", and that this term concerns inflamation is indicated by the suffix "-itis".


For comparison:

  • Blepharoconjunctivitis is inflamation of the eyelids AND conjuctiva.
  • Blepharitis is inflamation of the eyelids, and
  • Conjunctivitis is inflamation of the conjunctiva.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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