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  • Episcleritis
  • Episcleritis

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    Episcleritis mimics conjunctivitis in appearance but causes much less tearing and exudate and scleritis also causes pain. The ocular hyperemia of episcleritis involves only a segment of the globe, not the whole bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva as occurs in conjunctivitis.

    Image courtesy of the Ophthalmic Clinic of the Health Center of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, via the Online Journal of Ophthalmology (