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Definition of Episcleritis

Episcleritis: Inflammation of the episclera, a thin membrane that covers the white of the eye (sclera). Episcleritis is typically benign, easily treated with topical anti-inflammatory drops, and usually quickly resolved. Episcleritis can sometimes accompany other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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