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Chapter-08 The Sclera

BOOK TITLE: Basic Ophthalmology

Author
1. Jogi Renu
ISBN
9788184484519
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10076_8
Edition
4/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
8
Author Affiliations
1. MGM Medical College, Indore (MP), Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, India, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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Abstract

Sclera is strong opaque, white fibrous layer forming 5/6 of external tunic of the eye. Episcleritis is an inflammation of subconjunctival and episcleral tissue. Scleritis is inflammation of the deep scleral tissue and may be associated with connective tissue diseases. It may be diffuse, nodular or necrotizing. Staphyloma is an ectatic condition of the sclera in which uveal tissue is incarcerated.

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