episclera


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episclera

[¦ep·ə′skler·ə]
(anatomy)
The loose connective tissue lying between the conjunctiva and the sclera.
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According to Binder, (24) "the gas from the evaporated cornea escapes into the episclera over the ciliary body and creates irritation through the ciliary body"
Episcleritis is a self-limiting, benign inflammation of the episclera.
Cases of swelling related to fluid build-up in the eye, as well as inflammation of the uvea, sclera, episclera, conjunctiva, and iris of the eye have been reported.
It begins with a summary chapter readers can use as a refresher or background, then proceeds to describe the anatomy and physiology of the bony orbit, eyebrows, eyelids, the lacrimal system, extraocular muscles and the globe, conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, cornea, anterior and posterior chambers, the posterior segment, visual pathways, nerve and vascular supply, and lymphatics.
Poor prognostic indicators of ocular lesions include tumor thickness, pagetoid spread, and involvement of the cornea, episclera, palpebral conjunctiva or fornix.
Anterior segment lesions involve the conjunctiva, episclera, and sclera.