episclera


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episclera

 [ep″ĭ-skle´rah]
the loose connective tissue forming the sclera and the conjunctiva.

ep·i·scle·ra

(ep'i-sklēr'ă),
The connective tissue between the sclera and the conjunctiva.
[epi- + sclera]

episclera

/epi·scle·ra/ (-skler´ah) the loose connective tissue between the sclera and the conjunctiva.

ep·i·scle·ra

(epi-skleră)
The connective tissue between the sclera and the conjunctiva.

episclera

A loose connective and elastic tissue which covers the sclera and anteriorly connects the conjunctiva to it. It is a vascularized tissue whose deeper layers merge with the scleral stroma. It sends connective tissue bundles into Tenon's capsule. The episclera becomes progressively thinner towards the back of the eye.

episclera

the loose, highly vascular connective tissue on the surface of the sclera; blends with Tenon's capsule.
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There is usually an area of inflammation of the conjunctiva, episclera or sclera adjacent to the area of crescent-shaped peripheral corneal ulceration and thinning.
1) The episclera is a fibroelastic structure covering the sclera and is formed of two layers loosely joined together by connecting fibres.
Conditions affecting the episclera tend to be acute, transient, and of little clinical significance.
b) The radial nature of the blood vessels indicates that the condition affects the episclera
It represents melanocytes that migrate into the sclera, the episclera or the substantia propria but do not reach the epithelium.
Melanocytosis is a congenital, unilateral condition involving hyperpigmentation of the uveal tract and episclera.
Episcleritis: This is an inflammation of the superficial part of the sclera, the episclera.