Episcleritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 15, 2019
  • Author: Ellen N Yu-Keh, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Differential Diagnoses

  • Scleritis in Emergency Medicine

    It is important to differentiate episcleritis from scleritis since they differ in terms of prognosis and their association with systemic diseases. Scleritis, which is much less common than episcleritis, is more commonly associated with connective tissue or vasculitic diseases than is episcleritis. Moreover, ocular complications such as decreased vision, anterior uveitis, peripheral ulcerative keratitis, and ocular hypertension are more commonly seen in scleritis than in episcleritis.

  • Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis (SLK)

  • Viral Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)