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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It is usually fixed to the cornea or the episclera using 10-0 nylon sutures (Figure 5e).
They adhere generally to the episclera and the conjunctiva and might involve the muscle.
Neoplastic lymphocytes effaced the iris, ciliary body, and the choroid of the eyes, and neoplastic lymphocytes were attached to the corneal endothelium and infiltrated the sclera, episclera, and conjunctivae.
The duration of cryotherapy was controlled depending on the location of lesion-the ice ball extending 2 mm for conjunctiva, 1 mm for episclera and 0.
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"
Mitomycin C (MMC) prevents pterygium recurrence by its ability to inhibit fibroblast proliferation at the level of the episclera.
Episcleritis is a self-limiting, benign inflammation of the episclera.
These inflammatory cells, originated from the uvea and the adjacent episclera, were observed in the choroidal and conjunctival faces of the graft.
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.
Bleb failure can occur after trabeculectomy for various reasons, but the most common cause is fibrotic changes in the conjunctiva and episclera.