March 2005
Review of Optometry;3/15/2005 Supplement, Vol. 142, p12A
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This article reports that scleritis represents an inflammation of the scleral tunic of the eye. Because of the sclera's proximity to the choroid and the significant innervation of this tissue, scleritis is typically symptomatic. Patients characteristically report a severe, boring ocular pain that may radiate to involve the adjacent head and facial regions. Photophobia and lacrimation are common, as is decreased vision. Examination typically reveals significant dilation of the scleral vessels, as well as the overlying vasctilature of the episclera and bulbar conjunctiva.


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