Fornix (eye)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 8 Jan 2018

The fornix conjunctiva is loose soft tissue lying at the junction between the palpebral conjunctiva (covering the inner surface of the eyelid) and the bulbar conjunctiva (covering the globe). Each eye has two fornices, the superior and inferior fornices. The fornix permits freedom of movement of the eyelids. 

History and etymology

Fornix is Latin for arch.

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