Chapter 8. The Conjunctiva and Sclera

  1. Mary E. Shaw RN, OND, RM, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed, MSc, BA Senior Lecturer (Teaching)1,
  2. Agnes Lee RN, OND, RM, MPhil, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Lecturer Practitioner1 and
  3. Rosalind Stollery SRN, SCM, TETC, DipN (Lond), OND, Cert Ed, BNS (Hons) Formerly Teaching Fellow2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch8

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) The Conjunctiva and Sclera, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184298

Online ISBN: 9781444319842



  • The Conjunctiva and Sclera;
  • Chlamydia trachomatis/adult inclusion conjunctivitis;
  • Fungal conjunctivitis;
  • The sclera;
  • Conditions affecting the sclera;
  • Layers of the conjunctiva;
  • Lymphatic drainage;
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The conjunctiva

  • Conditions of the conjunctiva

  • The sclera

  • Conditions affecting the sclera

  • Reflective activity