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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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