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Conjunctival chemosis: a case series of systemic causes

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CLINICAL RESEARCH CConjunctival Chemosis: A Case Series of Systemic CausesAbstractABSTR AC TConjunctival chemosis is a common ophthalmic finding that presents witha wide range of severities, symptoms, signs, and underlying etiologies. Al -though most cases of conjunctival chemosis are ocular in nature (allergy,infection, irritation), atypical presentations, such as dusky conjunctival hue,corkscrew conjunctival veins, and periorbital edema, should prompt furtherinvestigation for a systemic cause. In atypical cases, a review of the patient’smedical history and medications, physical examination of the patient’s heartand lungs, and determination of the patient’s vitals (i.e., blood pressure, pulse,weight) are crucial for identifying a potential systemic source. This article re-views systemic causes of conjunctival chemosis and provides case examplesto demonstrate evaluative and management techniques for optometrists tomake a distinction between ocular and systemic conjunctival chemosis.KEY...