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Elschnig's conjunctivitis

Alternative eponyms

  • Elschnig’s syndrome
  • Meibomian conjunctivitis

Related people

Chronic conjunctivitis associated with hyperplasia of the tarsal gland and the frothy secretions.

Description

Chronic conjunctivitis associated with hyperplasia of the tarsal gland and the frothy secretions. Symptoms are smarting of eyes, ocular scratching sensation, photophobia, and minimal visual impairment.

Bibliography

  • A. Elschnig:
    Beitrag zur Aetiologie und Therapie der chronischen Conjunctivitis.
    Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 1908, 34: 1133-1135.

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