The conjunctiva is the clear, thin tissue that lines the inside of your eyelid and covers the white of your eye.
The sclera is the white outer layer of your eyeball.
The episclera is the layer of clear tissue between the conjunctiva and the sclera.
Episcleritis is inflammation (irritation and swelling) of your episclera.
You may have a small red (or sometimes yellowish) spot on your eye that can come and go
Episcleritis usually happens in young adults, and it's more common in women than men
Episcleritis goes away on its own, but doctors may tell you to use corticosteroid eye drops to make your symptoms go away faster
Episcleritis goes away on its own without treatment. To make your symptoms go away faster, doctors will tell you to:
Eye drops that shrink blood vessels (sold over-the-counter) might make your eye look less red. But they don't make the episcleritis go away any faster.
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