The episclera is the outermost layer of the scleraCassin, B. and Solomon, S. "Dictionary of Eye Terminology". Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.] . It is composed of loose, fibrous, elastic tissue and attaches to Tenon's capsule.

In episcleritis, the episclera and Tenon's capsule are infiltrated with inflammatory cells [Heath, G. [http://www.optometry.co.uk/files/2968dcb27c990328d028d328b5c649b5_CETheath-10206.pdf "The episclera, sclera and conjunctiva: An overview of relevant ocular anatomy."] "OT". February 10, 2006.] .

Vascular plexus between the conjunctiva and the sclera consisting of two layers of vessels, the superficial episcleral vessels and the deep episcleral vessels.


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  • episclera — epi·sclera …   English syllables

  • episclera — n. the outermost covering of the sclera of the eye, which provides nutritional support to the sclera …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • episclera — |epə̇, |epē+ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from epi + sclera : the layer of connective tissue between the conjunctiva and the sclerotic coat of the eye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Episcleritis — Inflammation of the episclera, a thin membrane that covers the sclera (the white of the eye). Episcleritis is typically benign, easily treated with topical antiinflammatory drops, and usually soon resolved. * * * Inflammation of the episcleral… …   Medical dictionary

  • episcleral — 1. Upon the sclera. 2. Relating to the episclera. * * * epi·scler·al skler əl adj 1) situated upon the sclerotic coat of the eye 2) of or relating to the episclera * * * epi·scle·ral (ep″ĭ sklerґəl) 1. overlying the sclera. 2. of… …   Medical dictionary

  • episcleral — “+ adjective Etymology: epi + scleral 1. : situated upon the sclerotic coat of the eye 2. [New Latin episclera + English al] : of or relating to the episclera …   Useful english dictionary

  • ep|i|scle|ri|tis — «EHP uh sklih RY tihs», noun. inflammation of the episclera. ╂[< episclera + itis] …   Useful english dictionary

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