Conjunctivochalasis (CCH) is defined as a loose, redundant, nonedematous conjunctiva that is considered to occur secondary to normal aging.
The unhealthy Tenons cause the conjunctiva to loosen and create folds that can:
• Interfere with the tear meniscus
• Block the punctum preventing tear clearance
• Occupy the fornix (the tear reservoir), diminishing its volume and ability to replenish the tear meniscus adequately.
• Over time, the loose conjunctiva contracts further, shortening the fornix