Medical Definition of Bulbar conjunctiva

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Bulbar conjunctiva: That part of the conjunctiva, a clear membrane of the eye, which covers the outer surface of the eye.

The other part of the conjunctiva is the palpebral conjunctiva, which lines the inside of the eyelids.

The bulbar conjunctiva is also called the ocular conjunctiva.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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