Definitions

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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Examples

  • 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.

    Redeye, not the photography kind

  • The treatment is to go to the eye doctor, who will say, "Yep, it's episcleritis, all right," and prescribe a course of steroids.

    Redeye, not the photography kind

  • 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.

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  • A common eye ailment, episcleritis, is the result of the inflammation of the outer layers of the sclera, the white of the eye.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • Problems due to inflammation, such as iritis or episcleritis, may be treated with steroid eye drops.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • Cases of uveitis, scleritis, episcleritis, conjunctivitis, iritis, and orbital inflammation including orbital edema have been reported during postmarketing use.

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  • Known ocular complications of bisphosphonates include conjunctivitis, anterior uveitis, episcleritis, and scleritis. 1

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