Episcleritis
Inflammation of the episclera, a thin membrane that covers the sclera (the white of the eye). Episcleritis is typically benign, easily treated with topical antiinflammatory drops, and usually soon resolved.
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Inflammation of the episcleral connective tissue. SEE ALSO: scleritis.
- e. multinodularis e. with numerous nodules near the corneoscleral limbus.
- nodular e. e. with localized inflammation foci in episcleral tissues.
- e. periodica fugax diffuse transient e., with a tendency to recur at regular intervals. SYN: subconjunctivitis.

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epi·scle·ri·tis -sklə-'rīt-əs n inflammation of the superficial layers of the sclera

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n.
inflammation of the episclera, resulting in a red painful eye that is sensitive to light. It is usually a benign condition, which will settle without treatment.

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epi·scle·ri·tis (ep″ĭ-sklə-riґtis) inflammation of the episclera and adjacent tissues; it may be confined to a sector or diffuse, and is usually idiopathic and self-limited. Visual acuity is usually normal. Cf. scleritis.

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  • episcleritis — f. oftalm. Inflamación del tejido intermedio entre la esclerótica y la conjuntiva. A menudo, parece estar asociada a enfermedades reumáticas o gota. El paciente denota fotofobia y dolores más o menos intensos. Para el tratamiento, suele bastar… …   Diccionario médico

  • Episcleritis — vgl. Episkleritis …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • episcleritis — Eng. Episcleritis Ver epiescleritis …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • Episcleritis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 H15. Affektionen der Sklera H15.0 Skleritis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • episcleritis — epi·scle·ri·tis …   English syllables

  • episcleritis — n. inflammation of the episclera, resulting in a red painful eye that is sensitive to light. It is usually a benign condition, which will settle without treatment …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • episcleritis — noun inflammation of the sclera of the eye • Hypernyms: ↑inflammation, ↑redness, ↑rubor …   Useful english dictionary

  • nodular episcleritis — episcleritis characterized by a tender, localized, injected nodule within the inflamed area; it can be moved over the sclera. Cf. nodular scleritis …   Medical dictionary

  • botón de episcleritis — nódulo doloroso, duro, violáceo, en la región ciliar a 2 3 cm del limbo, generalmente en el lado temporal. De ordinario no se ulcera, pero puede dejar manchas grises sobre las que se adhiere la conjuntiva. Diccionario ilustrado de Términos… …   Diccionario médico

  • эписклерит — (episcleritis; эписклера + ит) воспаление поверхностных слоев склеры …   Большой медицинский словарь

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