Chemosis is swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the skin of the eyeball. It can appear as a “jelly-yellowish” material on the eyeball. Conjunctival chemosis can occur from a variety of reasons, including anything that causes irritation or inflammation of the eye or eyelids.

The treatment may involve drops or ointment or surgery may be needed. Conjunctivaplasty surgery can to remove excess loose conjunctiva.