|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD||Consultant: C. Cronin, MD|
Gently pull the lower eyelid downward and ask the patient to look upward. In doing so, you can better visualize the sclera and palpebral conjunctivae.
In a normal patient, the sclera is white in color and the palpebral conjunctiva appears pink. Unless conjunctiva is diseased you are only visualizing sclera and palpebral vascular bed through the translucent conjunctiva.