You have been diagnosed as having
The front, white part of the eye called the
sclera is covered by transparent membrane called the conjunctiva.
Between these is another transparent layer called the episclera.
When this is inflamed it is known as episcleritis.
The cause is unknown in most cases, although
some people suffering from gout may be more prone to episcleritis.
It normally affects only one eye.
Sensitivity to light
Tenderness in the eye
Watering of the eye
Episcleritis is easily treated by drops prescribed
by the doctor and usually resolves in about two weeks. The doctor will
want to check the drops are helping to treat the episcleritis.
Episcleritis can recur and if it does, you
should come to the Eye Hospital.