scleritis

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(sklĕ-rīt′ĭs)

[sclera + -itis]
Any painful inflammatory disease of the sclera of the eye. It may result in degeneration or destruction of the sclera and neighboring tissues and is often associated with systemic inflammatory disease. It occurs much more commonly in the anterior sclera than in the posterior.
SYN: SEE: sclerotitis
SEE: episcleritis

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