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Follicular Conjunctivitis

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers: Ed Heffron (patient 1), Stefani Karakas, CRA (patient 2)

Conjunctival follicles are round collections of lymphocytes, often most prominent in the inferior fornix. Blood vessels may overly the follicles, but are not a prominent component within them. This helps differentiate follicles from conjunctival papillae. These photographs come from two different patients with different presentations of follicular conjunctivitis. The first patient has folliculosis due to viral conjunctivitis. The second has a follicular reaction resulting from allergy to brimonidine drops.

Patient 1

Follicular Conjunctivitis

Follicular Conjunctivitis


Patient 2

Follicular Conjunctivitis

Follicular Conjunctivitis


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last updated: 02/26/2015