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Episcleritis following keratorefractive surgery
  1. F D’Arcy1,
  2. C Kirwan1,
  3. M O’Keefe1,2
  1. 1
    Mater Private Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Professor M O’Keefe, Suite 5, Mater Private Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland; mokeefe{at}

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Inflammation of the outer wall of the sclera (episcleritis) is usually a benign self-limiting condition (fig 1). It is a non-vision-threatening form of ocular inflammation and is rarely associated with involvement of other ocular structures.1 Patients commonly present with a red eye, and the globe involvement may be sectoral or diffuse. The majority experience only mild discomfort, and treatment may involve the use of topical steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDS). In more severe cases, oral …

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  • Provenance and Peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the Institutional Review Board, Mater Private Hospital.

  • Patient consent Obtained.