Episcleritis is irritation and inflammation of the episclera, a thin layer of tissue covering the sclera. It is not an infection.
Episcleritis is the localized inflammation of the vascular conne...
History should elicit potential causative factors, recurrence, or associated systemic disease (2).
Pain is often absent; when present, ...
H15.109 Unspecified episcleritis, unspecified eye
H15.129 Nodular episcleritis, unspecified eye
H15.102 Unspecified episcleritis, left eye
H15.101 Unspecified episcleritis, right eye
Episcleritis typically is a benign, self-limited disorder, usually resolving within 3 weeks of symptom onset
Often not painful and presents without decrease in visual acuity.
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episcleritis: in rheumatoid arthritis
A: Diffuse episcleritis. B: Nodular scleritis. C: Scleromalacia resulting from previous episodes of scleritis. D: Scleromalacia perforans.
From Conn DL. Rheumatoid neuropathy. In: Utsinger PD, Zvaifler NJ, Ehrlich GE, eds. Rheumatoid arthritis. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1985:344, with permission.
1.62. Nodular scleritis is associated with painful, localized swelling and elevation of the episclera and sclera.
1.60. A: Diffuse episcleritis in the superior perilimbal area. The conjunctival redness blanched with 2.5% phenylepinephrine, leaving the darker, radial episcleral vessels apparent.
1.60. A: Diffuse episcleritis in the superior perilimbal area. The conjunctival redness blanched with 2.5% phenylepinephrine, leaving the d...
Episcleritis in a 33-year-old man.