The conjunctiva is typically divided into three parts:
|Palpebral or tarsal conjunctiva||Lines the eyelids.|
|Bulbar or ocular conjunctiva||Covers the eyeball, over the sclera. This region of the conjunctiva is tightly bound to the underlying sclera by Tenon's capsule and moves with the eyeball movements.|
|Fornix conjunctiva||Forms the junction between the bulbar and palpebral conjunctivas. It is loose and flexible, allowing the free movement of the lids and eyeball.|
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