Chapter 6 Sclera
The sclera is the fibrous outer coat of the eye—a continuation of the cornea, but, unlike the latter, nontransparent. Few conditions affect the sclera, and these are poorly understood. Episcleritis and nodular granulomatous episclerokeratitis are illustrated in this chapter.
Figure 6-1 “Red eye” resulting from episcleritis. Episcleritis is an inflammation of the superficial layers of the sclera, often presumed to be immune mediated.
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Figure 6-3 Episcleritis and associated corneal edema and neovascularization.
(Courtesy Dr. Robert Playter.)
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