from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the connective tissue covering the sclerotic coat of the eye.
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- n. inflammation of the sclera of the eye
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I used to get episcleritis every six months or so, usually after pulling all-nighters doing inventory at Half Price Books or prepping a book for publication.
The treatment is to go to the eye doctor, who will say, "Yep, it's episcleritis, all right," and prescribe a course of steroids.
A sore, red eye could be a sign of any number of problems, including conjunctivitis eye infection; episcleritis, an inflammation of the outer layers of the sclera, the white of the eye; or iritis, inflammation of an inner chamber of the eye that can occur in lupus patients.
A common eye ailment, episcleritis, is the result of the inflammation of the outer layers of the sclera, the white of the eye.
Problems due to inflammation, such as iritis or episcleritis, may be treated with steroid eye drops.
Cases of uveitis, scleritis, episcleritis, conjunctivitis, iritis, and orbital inflammation including orbital edema have been reported during postmarketing use.
Known ocular complications of bisphosphonates include conjunctivitis, anterior uveitis, episcleritis, and scleritis. 1