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Here is a quick mnemonic “EPISCLERITIS to remember about Episcleritis

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Episcleritis : How To Remember Easily ?

  • E – Episcleritis is an inflammation of the episclera.
  • P – It is a more localized process and discharge is absent.
  • I – Most cases of episcleritis are idiopathic.
  • S – Scleritis refers to a deeper, more severe inflammatory process.
  • C – Connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are associated with scleritis.
  • L – Lupus erythematosus is another autoimmune disease linked to scleritis.
  • E – Episcleritis can be treated with NSAIDs.
  • R – Relapsing polychondritis is also a connective tissue disease associated with scleritis.
  • I – In anterior forms of scleritis, the globe assumes a violet hue.
  • T – The patient complains of severe ocular tenderness and pain.
  • I – In posterior scleritis, there may be proptosis and choroidal effusion.
  • S – Reduced motility and visual loss are common in posterior scleritis.


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